Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection, 14662-14663 [2014-05841]

Download as PDF 14662 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Monday, March 17, 2014 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional RAC information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/prescott/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by May 5, 2014 to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Debbie Maneely, RAC Coordiantor, Prescott National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, Arizona 86301; or by email to dmaneely@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 928–443–8208. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: March 11, 2014. Teresa A. Chase, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2014–05774 Filed 3–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the Census of Horticultural Specialties. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0236, 2014 Census of Horticultural tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Mar 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 Specialties, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties. OMB Control Number: 0535–0236. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information Collection. Abstract: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties survey to be conducted as a follow-on survey from the 2012 Census of Agriculture and is authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Title X— Horticulture and Organic Agriculture) as amended. The 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties will use as a sampling universe; every respondent on the 2012 Census of Agriculture who reported production and sales of $10,000 or more of horticultural specialty crops, and is still in business in 2014. In addition, NASS also plans to contact all new operations that have begun producing horticultural specialty products since the completion of the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Data collection will begin around January 1, 2015 for production and sales data for 2014. A final report will be published around December 2015. Data will be published at both the U.S. and State levels where possible. Authority: The census of horticulture is required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105– PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g) as amended. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for cooperative extension programs, and research funding. Private industry uses the data to provide more effective production and distribution systems for the agricultural community. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 60 minutes per response. Respondents: Producers of horticultural specialty crops. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 50,000 hours. NASS will send out a pre-survey letter informing the public of the upcoming survey along with a short explanation of the need for this survey and the potential uses of the published data by data users. We will also provide respondents with instructions on how to access the internet and complete the questionnaire on line. Operators who did not respond by mail or internet will be attempted by either phone or personal interview. The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop production, livestock production, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture and it’s follow on surveys. Comments: 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 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Monday, March 17, 2014 / Notices information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, February 24, 2014. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–05841 Filed 3–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Certified Organic Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0249, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Mar 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certified Organic Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0249. Expiration Date of Previous Approval: July 31, 2014. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. In 2009, NASS conducted the 2008 Organic Production Survey (OMB # 0535–0249). This was originally designed to be conducted once every five years as a follow-on-survey to the Census of Agriculture. The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has made a formal agreement with NASS to conduct this as an annual survey, as funding permits, with a rotation of crops. The name of this docket will be changed to Certified Organic Survey. The reference year is the production year previous to the data collection year. The census-based survey will include all known farm operators who produce organically certified crops and/or livestock. The survey will be conducted in all States. Some operational level data will be collected to use in classifying each operation for summary purposes. The majority of the questions will involve production data (acres planted, acres harvested, quantity harvested, quantity sold, value of sale, etc.), production expenses, and marketing practices. Approximately 14,000 operations will be contacted by mail in early January, with a second mailing later in the month to non-respondents. Telephone and personal enumeration will be used for remaining non-response follow up. The National Agricultural Statistics Service will publish summaries in October at both the State level and for PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14663 each major organic commodity when possible. Some State level data may need to be published on regional or national level due to confidentiality rules. Under the 2014 Farm Bill (Section 11023) some of the duties of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) are defined as ‘‘(i) IN GENERAL— As soon as possible, but not later than the 2015 reinsurance year, the Corporation shall offer producers of organic crops price elections for all organic crops produced in compliance with standards issued by the Department of Agriculture under the national organic program established under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) that reflect the actual retail or wholesale prices, as appropriate, received by producers for organic crops, as determined by the Secretary using all relevant sources of information. ‘‘(ii) ANNUAL REPORT.— The Corporation shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate an annual report on progress made in developing and improving Federal crop insurance for organic crops, including—‘‘(I) the numbers and varieties of organic crops insured; ‘‘(II) the progress of implementing the price elections required under this subparagraph, including the rate at which additional price elections are adopted for organic crops; ‘‘(III) the development of new insurance approaches relevant to organic producers; and ‘‘(IV) any recommendations the Corporation considers appropriate to improve Federal crop insurance coverage for organic crops.’’. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 51 (Monday, March 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05841]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 
Census of Horticultural Specialties.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2014 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0236, 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties, by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 720-6396.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph T. Reilly, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0236.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of 
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 2014 
Census of Horticultural Specialties survey to be conducted as a follow-
on survey from the 2012 Census of Agriculture and is authorized by the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Title X--Horticulture and 
Organic Agriculture) as amended.
    The 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties will use as a sampling 
universe; every respondent on the 2012 Census of Agriculture who 
reported production and sales of $10,000 or more of horticultural 
specialty crops, and is still in business in 2014. In addition, NASS 
also plans to contact all new operations that have begun producing 
horticultural specialty products since the completion of the 2012 
Census of Agriculture. Data collection will begin around January 1, 
2015 for production and sales data for 2014. A final report will be 
published around December 2015. Data will be published at both the U.S. 
and State levels where possible.

    Authority: The census of horticulture is required by law under 
the ``Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,'' Public Law 105-113, 7 
U.S.C. 2204(g) as amended. These data will be collected under the 
authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data 
collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires 
USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data 
provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 
CFR part 1320.

    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, 
``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33362. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual 
information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only 
for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These 
data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. 
Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on 
census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for cooperative 
extension programs, and research funding. Private industry uses the 
data to provide more effective production and distribution systems for 
the agricultural community.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 60 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Producers of horticultural specialty crops.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 50,000 hours. NASS 
will send out a pre-survey letter informing the public of the upcoming 
survey along with a short explanation of the need for this survey and 
the potential uses of the published data by data users. We will also 
provide respondents with instructions on how to access the internet and 
complete the questionnaire on line. Operators who did not respond by 
mail or internet will be attempted by either phone or personal 
interview.
    The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop 
production, livestock production, economic statistics, and 
environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the 
Census of Agriculture and it's follow on surveys.
    Comments: 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

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information will have practical utility; (b) 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; (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, through the use 
of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or 
other forms of information technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, February 24, 2014.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-05841 Filed 3-14-14; 8:45 am]
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