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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 March 31, 2014. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crops. OMB Control Number: 0581–0178. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 601–674; Act) was designed to permit regulation of certain agricultural commodities for the purpose of providing orderly marketing conditions in interstate commerce and improving returns to growers. 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If this information were not collected, it would eliminate data needed to keep the industry and the Secretary abreast of changes at the State and local level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 20,446. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Quarterly, Biennially, Weekly, Semi-annually, Monthly, Annually and Recordkeeping. Total Burden Hours: 24,279. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Organic Handler Market Promotion Assessment Exemption. OMB Control Number: 0581–0216. Summary of Collection: Industries enter into a marketing order program under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act (AMAA) of 1937, as amended by U.S.C. 601–674. Marketing Order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. In 2002, section 501 of the FAIR Act was amended (7 U.S.C. 7401) to exempt any person that produces and markets solely 100 percent organic products, and that does not produce any conventional or nonorganic products, from paying assessments under a commodity promotion law with respect to any agricultural commodity that is produced on a certified organic farm as defined in section 2103 of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected on form FV–649, is necessary to assist the applicants in making their certifications and the committees or boards to determine an applicant’s eligibility, to properly administer the assessment exemption and to verify compliance. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 55. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 28. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 24, 2014.
    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 March 31, 2014. 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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crops.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0178.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937 (7 U.S.C. 601-674; Act) was designed to permit regulation of 
certain agricultural commodities for the purpose of providing orderly 
marketing conditions in interstate commerce and improving returns to 
growers. The Orders and Agreements become effective only after public 
hearings are held in accordance with formal rulemaking procedures 
specified by the Act. The vegetable, and specialty crops marketing 
order programs provide an opportunity for producers in specified 
production areas to work together to solve marketing problems that 
cannot be solved individually.
    Need and Use of the Information: Various forms are used to collect 
information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the 
Act and the Order/Agreement. Orders and Agreements can authorize the 
issuance of grade, size, quality, maturity, inspection requirements, 
pack and container requirements, and pooling and volume regulations. 
Information collected is used to formulate market policy, track current 
inventory and statistical data for market development programs, ensure 
compliance, and verify eligibility, monitor and record grower's 
information. If this information were not collected, it would eliminate 
data needed to keep the industry and the Secretary abreast of changes 
at the State and local level.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms; 
Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 20,446.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Quarterly, 
Biennially, Weekly, Semi-annually, Monthly, Annually and Recordkeeping.
    Total Burden Hours: 24,279.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Organic Handler Market Promotion Assessment Exemption.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0216.
    Summary of Collection: Industries enter into a marketing order 
program under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act (AMAA) of 1937, 
as amended by U.S.C. 601-674. Marketing Order programs provide an 
opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty 
crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve 
marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. In 2002, section 
501 of the FAIR Act was amended (7 U.S.C. 7401) to exempt any person 
that produces and markets solely 100 percent organic products, and that 
does not produce any conventional or non-organic products, from paying 
assessments under a commodity promotion law with respect to any 
agricultural commodity that is produced on a certified organic farm as 
defined in section 2103 of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected on form 
FV-649, is necessary to assist the applicants in making their 
certifications and the committees or boards to determine an applicant's 
eligibility, to properly administer the assessment exemption and to 
verify compliance.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 55.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 28.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
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