USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 10086-10087 [2014-03904]

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[FR Doc. 2014–03793 Filed 2–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–TM–14–0005] USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection for OMB 0581–0229, USDA Farmers Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market may be obtained by calling the AMS Marketing Services Branch contact listed or visiting the Web site at www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets. DATES: Comments received by April 25, 2014 will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Velma Lakins, Marketing mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4523 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250– 0269; Tel. 202/720–8317, or Fax 202/ 690–0031. Comments should reference docket number AMS–TMP–14–0005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA Farmers Market Application OMB Number: 0581–0229. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct, assist, and foster research, investigation, and experimentation to determine the best methods of processing, preparation for market packaging, handling, transporting, distributing, and marketing agricultural products, 7 U.S.C. 1622(a). Moreover, 7 U.S.C. 1622(f) directs and authorizes the Secretary to conduct and cooperate in consumer education for more effective utilization and greater consumption of agricultural products. In addition, 7 U.S.C. 1622(n) authorizes the Secretary to conduct services and to perform activities that will facilitate the marketing and utilization of agricultural products through commercial channels. On December 23, 2005, the AMS published a final rule in the Federal Register (70 FR 76129) to implement established regulations and procedures under 7 CFR Part 170 for AMS to operate the USDA Farmers Market, specify vendor criteria and selection procedures, and define guidelines to be used for governing the year-round USDA Farmers Market. A one-time yearly submission information collection in a required application form was also established. The information collection for OMB 0581–0229 USDA Farmers Market Application is required by farms or businesses participating at the USDA Farmers Market. The information allows AMS the means of reviewing the type of products available for sale and selecting participants for the annual market season. The type of information within the application includes: (1) Certification the applicant is the owner or representative of the farm or business; (2) applicant contact information including name(s), address, phone number, and email address; (3) farm or business location; (4) types of PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 products grown; (5) business practices; (6) weekly sales data: and (6) insurance coverage. Weekly sales data will be collected from the vendors. This information will be useful in letting us know how well the market and vendors are doing overall. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.089 hours per response. Respondents: Farmers and/or vendors completing the application to participate in the USDA Farmers Market. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 572. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 19.06. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 51.08 hours. Farmers Market Guidelines: Estimated Number of Respondents: 14. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 14. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3.50 hours. Market vendor sales weekly (outdoor): Estimated Number of Respondents: 14. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 336. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 24. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 27.99 hours. Market vendor sales weekly (indoor): Estimated Number of Respondents: 8. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 192. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 24. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15.99 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 36 / Monday, February 24, 2014 / Notices Comments may be sent to the following address: • Mail: Velma Lakins, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 4523 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250– 0269. • Internet: www.regulations.gov All written comments should be identified with the docket number AMS–TMP–14–0005. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. It is our intention to have all comments whether submitted by mail or internet available for viewing on the Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov) Internet site. Comments submitted will also be available for public inspection in person at USDA–AMS, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Marketing Services Division, Room 4523-South Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, (except official Federal holidays). Persons wanting to visit the USDA South Building to view comments received are requested to make an appointment in advance by calling (202) 720–8317. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the USDA, AMS. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 18, 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–03904 Filed 2–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0106] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership. AGENCY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for the election of regional membership, a member-at-large, and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Feb 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 alternates to the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before May 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: Completed nomination forms should be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Denise L. 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The Committee consists of an elected member-at-large who is a NPIP participant and an elected member (and alternate) from each of six regions. Terms will expire for three of the current regional members of the Committee as well as the member-atlarge in July 2014. We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals to replace the member-at-large and members on the Committee from the North Atlantic region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont), the East North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin), and the Western region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Selection of members and their alternates is determined by a majority vote of the NPIP delegates from the respective region. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
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[Pages 10086-10087]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-TM-14-0005]


USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Revision 
and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved 
information collection for OMB 0581-0229, USDA Farmers Market 
Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to 
participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market 
may be obtained by calling the AMS Marketing Services Branch contact 
listed or visiting the Web site at www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets.

DATES: Comments received by April 25, 2014 will be considered.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Velma Lakins, Marketing 
Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Room 4523 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 
20250-0269; Tel. 202/720-8317, or Fax 202/690-0031. Comments should 
reference docket number AMS-TMP-14-0005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: USDA Farmers Market Application
    OMB Number: 0581-0229.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct, 
assist, and foster research, investigation, and experimentation to 
determine the best methods of processing, preparation for market 
packaging, handling, transporting, distributing, and marketing 
agricultural products, 7 U.S.C. 1622(a). Moreover, 7 U.S.C. 1622(f) 
directs and authorizes the Secretary to conduct and cooperate in 
consumer education for more effective utilization and greater 
consumption of agricultural products. In addition, 7 U.S.C. 1622(n) 
authorizes the Secretary to conduct services and to perform activities 
that will facilitate the marketing and utilization of agricultural 
products through commercial channels.
    On December 23, 2005, the AMS published a final rule in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 76129) to implement established regulations and 
procedures under 7 CFR Part 170 for AMS to operate the USDA Farmers 
Market, specify vendor criteria and selection procedures, and define 
guidelines to be used for governing the year-round USDA Farmers Market. 
A one-time yearly submission information collection in a required 
application form was also established.
    The information collection for OMB 0581-0229 USDA Farmers Market 
Application is required by farms or businesses participating at the 
USDA Farmers Market. The information allows AMS the means of reviewing 
the type of products available for sale and selecting participants for 
the annual market season. The type of information within the 
application includes: (1) Certification the applicant is the owner or 
representative of the farm or business; (2) applicant contact 
information including name(s), address, phone number, and email 
address; (3) farm or business location; (4) types of products grown; 
(5) business practices; (6) weekly sales data: and (6) insurance 
coverage.
    Weekly sales data will be collected from the vendors. This 
information will be useful in letting us know how well the market and 
vendors are doing overall.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.089 hours per response.
    Respondents: Farmers and/or vendors completing the application to 
participate in the USDA Farmers Market.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 572.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 19.06.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 51.08 hours.
    Farmers Market Guidelines:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 14.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3.50 hours.
    Market vendor sales weekly (outdoor):
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 336.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 24.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 27.99 hours.
    Market vendor sales weekly (indoor):
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 192.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 24.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15.99 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

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Comments may be sent to the following address:
     Mail: Velma Lakins, Marketing Services Division, 
Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 4523 
South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250-0269.
     Internet: www.regulations.gov
    All written comments should be identified with the docket number 
AMS-TMP-14-0005. All comments received will be available for public 
inspection during regular business hours at the same address. It is our 
intention to have all comments whether submitted by mail or internet 
available for viewing on the Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov) 
Internet site. Comments submitted will also be available for public 
inspection in person at USDA-AMS, Transportation and Marketing 
Programs, Marketing Services Division, Room 4523-South Building, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, (except official Federal 
holidays). Persons wanting to visit the USDA South Building to view 
comments received are requested to make an appointment in advance by 
calling (202) 720-8317.
    The information collected is used only by authorized employees of 
the USDA, AMS.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: February 18, 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-03904 Filed 2-21-14; 8:45 am]
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