Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program; Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection and To Merge the Collections of OMB 0581-0124 and 0581-0128, 21891-21892 [2014-08924]

Download as PDF 21891 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 75 Friday, April 18, 2014 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–14–0024] Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program; Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection and To Merge the Collections of OMB 0581–0124 and 0581–0128 Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. § 3501–20), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for revision of two previously approved collections by merging them into a single information collection. AMS recently merged the Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program’s Poultry Grading Branch and Grading and Verification Division. Due to this organizational merger, AMS intends to combine the following collections, 0581–0128 ‘‘Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs—7 CFR part 56’’ and 0581–0124 ‘‘7 CFR part 54 Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards) and 7 CFR part 62 Quality Systems Verification Program (QSVP).’’ These collections will be combined into a single collection retitled 0581–0128 ‘‘Regulations for Voluntary Grading, Certification, and Standards—7 CFR parts 54, 56, 62, and 70.’’ DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this information collection notice. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Michelle Degenhart, Assistant to the Director, Quality Assessment Division, Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 3942–S, Washington, DC 20250–0256, or by facsimile to (202) 690–2746. All comments should reference the Doc. No. (AMS–LPS–14–0024), the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, online at http://www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Degenhart at the above physical address, or by email at Michelle.Degenhart@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations for Voluntary Grading, Certification, and Standards— 7 CFR parts 54, 56, 62, and 70. OMB Number: 0581–0128. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2014. Type of Request: Revision and merger of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. § 1621– 1627) directs and authorizes the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop standards of quality, grades, grading programs, and certification services which facilitate marketing of agricultural products, assure consumers of quality products that are graded and identified under USDA programs. To provide programs and services, section 203(h) of the AMA (7 U.S.C. § 1622(h)) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, certify, and identify the grade, class, quality, quantity, and condition of agricultural products under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, including assessment and collection of fees for the cost of service. The Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program recently merged the Poultry Grading Branch and the Grading and Verification Division and became the Quality Assessment Division (QAD). The regulations in 7 CFR part 54, 56, and 70 provide a voluntary program for grading, certification and standards of shell eggs, poultry products, rabbit products, meats, prepared meats, and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meat products. The regulation in 7 CFR part 62—Quality Systems Verification Program (QSVP) is a collection of voluntary, audit based, user-fee funded programs that allow applicants to have program documentation and program processes assessed by AMS auditor(s) and other USDA officials. QSVP is userfee programs based on the approved hourly rate established under 7 CFR part 62. AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under these regulations, e.g., contract and specification acceptance services and verification of product, processing, further processing, temperature, and quantity. Because this is a voluntary program, respondents request or apply for the specific service they wish, and in doing so, they provide information. The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of the USDA (AMS, Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program’s Quality Assessment Division national and field staff, which includes State agencies.) Examples of information collected includes, but not limited to: total received volume in pounds or cases, volume in pounds of graded, processed and reprocessed products, case volume of graded product, applicant’s name, billing and facility address, commitment hours and requests for approval of commodity specifications or chemical compounds and is used to conduct services requested by respondents. The Agency is the primary user of the information. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the program. 0581–0128: Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs—7 CFR Part 56 Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .227 hours per response. Respondents: Shell Egg industry or other for-profit businesses. State or local governments, businesses or other for profits, and small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 658 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 23,145.5 responses. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 35.18 responses. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 21892 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,254.20 hours. 0581–0124: 7 CFR Part 54 Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards) and 7 CFR Part 62 Quality Systems Verification Program (QSVP) Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .22 hours per response. Respondents: Livestock and meat industry or other for-profit businesses. State or local governments, businesses or other for profits, and small businesses or organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 83 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,998 responses. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 72.3 responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,330 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. 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: April 15, 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–08924 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Forest Service Colville National Forest, LeClerc Creek Cattle Grazing Allotment Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The Colville National Forest is proposing to reauthorize livestock SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 grazing in the LeClerc Creek Cattle and Horse Grazing Allotment (hereafter referred to as the allotment). The allotment contains land identified as suitable for domestic livestock grazing in the Colville National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). The focus of this project is to analyze management of the existing allotment. This analysis complies with Section 504 of the 1995 Rescissions Bill (Pub. L. 104–19). The Act requires new permits be issued unless there are significant environmental concerns. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by May 19, 2014. The draft environmental impact statement is expected June 2014 and the final environmental impact statement is expected January 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Newport/Sullivan Ranger District, 315 N. Warren Ave. Newport, WA 99156. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-pacificnorthwest-newport@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 509–447– 7301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Paduani at 509–447–7361 or michellelpaduani@fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be part of an email message or as an attachment in MS Word format (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Plain Text (.txt), or Portable Document Format (.pdf). Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Project Location The analysis area encompasses 23,413 acres of land within the LeClerc Creek sub watershed. Primary access is via Fourth of July (FR 1932), East Branch LeClerc (FR 1934), Middle Branch LeC!erc (FR 1935), and West Branch LeC!erc (FR 1933) roads. Purpose and Need for Action The focus of this project is to analyze management of the existing grazing allotment permit. Analysis included as part of this environmental impact statement would: • Comply with Section 504 of the 1995 Rescissions Bill (Pub. L. 104–19); • Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act of 1960; Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974; Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; and the National Forest Management Act of 1976. • It is Forest Service policy to make forage available to qualified livestock PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operators from lands suitable for grazing consistent with land management plans (CFR 222.2(c); and Forest Service Manual [FSM] 2203.1). • The need for the proposed action is that a qualified applicant would like to continue livestock grazing on this allotment. Management proposals would move the existing condition toward compliance with the Riparian Management Objectives prescribed in the Inland Native Fish Strategy (USDA, 1995), which would also indirectly lead to moving the state listed stream reach toward State Water Quality standards for temperature. There is also a need to determine what improvements are needed within the allotment, where they are needed, and how to implement the proposals. This includes improving allotment management conditions (e.g., improvement of riparian conditions in some areas, review of allotment boundaries, and improve forage quality and quantity). The current condition will be evaluated against Forest Plan management objectives and desired future conditions as described by the Forest Plan, Regional Forester’s Forest Plan Amendment #2, the Inland Native Fish Strategy Environmental Assessment (INFISH EA) (June 1995). Proposed Action The proposed action would include: • Maintain the current authorization of 535 Animal Unit Months (AUM); • Change the turn-on date for the allotment from June 1 to June 15. The end of the normal use period would be extended from October 1 to October 15; • Allotment boundary adjustment; • Removal of the Fourth of July pasture and associated improvements from the allotment; • Installation of new fence and improvement of existing fence; • Installation and maintenance of cattle guards; • Installation of upland water developments, or other water systems; • Establish a riparian exclosure; • Reroute public access to the holding pen at Hanlon Meadow; • Improve and develop hardened cattle crossings to reduce damage; • Establish a deferred rotation grazing strategy; and • Establish designated riparian monitoring areas. Possible Alternatives In addition to the Proposed Action and any alternative that is developed following the scoping effort, the project interdisciplinary team will analyze the effects of: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LPS-14-0024]


Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program; Request for Revision of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection and To Merge the Collections 
of OMB 0581-0124 and 0581-0128

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. Sec.  3501-20), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for revision of two previously approved 
collections by merging them into a single information collection. AMS 
recently merged the Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program's Poultry 
Grading Branch and Grading and Verification Division. Due to this 
organizational merger, AMS intends to combine the following 
collections, 0581-0128 ``Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of 
Shell Eggs--7 CFR part 56'' and 0581-0124 ``7 CFR part 54 Meats, 
Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and 
Standards) and 7 CFR part 62 Quality Systems Verification Program 
(QSVP).'' These collections will be combined into a single collection 
retitled 0581-0128 ``Regulations for Voluntary Grading, Certification, 
and Standards--7 CFR parts 54, 56, 62, and 70.''

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2014 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this information collection notice. Comments should be submitted online 
at www.regulations.gov or sent to Michelle Degenhart, Assistant to the 
Director, Quality Assessment Division, Livestock, Poultry and Seed 
Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 3942-S, Washington, DC 
20250-0256, or by facsimile to (202) 690-2746. All comments should 
reference the Doc. No. (AMS-LPS-14-0024), the date, and the page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be 
posted without change, including any personal information provided, 
online at http://www.regulations.gov and will be made available for 
public inspection at the above physical address during regular business 
hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Degenhart at the above 
physical address, or by email at Michelle.Degenhart@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Regulations for Voluntary Grading, Certification, and 
Standards--7 CFR parts 54, 56, 62, and 70.
    OMB Number: 0581-0128.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2014.
    Type of Request: Revision and merger of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 
Sec.  1621-1627) directs and authorizes the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) to develop standards of quality, grades, grading 
programs, and certification services which facilitate marketing of 
agricultural products, assure consumers of quality products that are 
graded and identified under USDA programs. To provide programs and 
services, section 203(h) of the AMA (7 U.S.C. Sec.  1622(h)) directs 
and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, certify, and 
identify the grade, class, quality, quantity, and condition of 
agricultural products under such rules and regulations as the Secretary 
may prescribe, including assessment and collection of fees for the cost 
of service. The Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program recently merged the 
Poultry Grading Branch and the Grading and Verification Division and 
became the Quality Assessment Division (QAD). The regulations in 7 CFR 
part 54, 56, and 70 provide a voluntary program for grading, 
certification and standards of shell eggs, poultry products, rabbit 
products, meats, prepared meats, and meat products. The regulation in 7 
CFR part 62--Quality Systems Verification Program (QSVP) is a 
collection of voluntary, audit based, user-fee funded programs that 
allow applicants to have program documentation and program processes 
assessed by AMS auditor(s) and other USDA officials. QSVP is user-fee 
programs based on the approved hourly rate established under 7 CFR part 
62. AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under these 
regulations, e.g., contract and specification acceptance services and 
verification of product, processing, further processing, temperature, 
and quantity. Because this is a voluntary program, respondents request 
or apply for the specific service they wish, and in doing so, they 
provide information. The information collected is used only by 
authorized representatives of the USDA (AMS, Livestock, Poultry and 
Seed Program's Quality Assessment Division national and field staff, 
which includes State agencies.) Examples of information collected 
includes, but not limited to: total received volume in pounds or cases, 
volume in pounds of graded, processed and reprocessed products, case 
volume of graded product, applicant's name, billing and facility 
address, commitment hours and requests for approval of commodity 
specifications or chemical compounds and is used to conduct services 
requested by respondents. The Agency is the primary user of the 
information. The information collection requirements in this request 
are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the 
respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the 
program.

0581-0128: Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs--7 
CFR Part 56

    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .227 hours per response.
    Respondents: Shell Egg industry or other for-profit businesses. 
State or local governments, businesses or other for profits, and small 
businesses or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 658 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 23,145.5 responses.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 35.18 responses.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,254.20 hours.

0581-0124: 7 CFR Part 54 Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products 
(Grading, Certification, and Standards) and 7 CFR Part 62 Quality 
Systems Verification Program (QSVP)

    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .22 hours per response.
    Respondents: Livestock and meat industry or other for-profit 
businesses. State or local governments, businesses or other for 
profits, and small businesses or organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 83 respondents.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,998 responses.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 72.3 responses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,330 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.
    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: April 15, 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-08924 Filed 4-17-14; 8:45 am]
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