Information Collection, Volunteer Program, 22080 [2014-09000]

Download as PDF 22080 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 76 Monday, April 21, 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 Farm Service Agency Information Collection, Volunteer Program Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection associated with the Volunteer Program. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by June 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comment, include volume, date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Ms. Shannon Logan, USDA, FSA, Human Resources Division, HCSPIB, 355 E Street SW., 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Shannon Logan at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon Logan; (202) 401–0165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Volunteer Program. OMB Control Number: 0560–0232. Expiration Date for Approval: September 30, 2014. Type of Request: Extension and revision. Abstract: Section 1526 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1981 (7 U.S.C. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 2272) permits the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program (‘‘the Volunteer Program’’) to use volunteers to perform a wide range of activities to carry out the programs of, or supported by, the Department of Agriculture. In addition, 5 U.S.C. 3111 grants agencies the authority to establish programs designed to provide educationallyrelated work assignments for students in non-pay status. For FSA’s volunteer program, each volunteer must follow the same responsibilities and guidelines for conduct that Federal government employees are expected to follow. The volunteers, who are mainly students participating in the sponsored volunteer program, must complete a service agreement, attendance records, and other forms, and provide the required supporting documents. This collected information will allow FSA to effectively recruit, train, and accept volunteers to carry out programs supported by the Department of Agriculture, therefore benefitting volunteers, the Department of Agriculture, and the general public. Without the collected information, FSA will be unable to document the services provided by the volunteers. FSA will report the collected information to offices within the Department of Agriculture and the Office of Personnel Management that request information on the Volunteer Program. This information collection will continue to use the volunteer attendance record (Form AD–2025) and travel times. Also, the three service agreement forms (Forms AD–2022, AD– 2023, and AD–2024) are being replaced with Form OF301a, the Volunteer Service Agreement. Together, the remaining forms will provide the information FSA requires. Consequently, burden hours are being reduced in this request. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. The average travel time to a USDA Service Center office to complete the forms is included in the total annual burden, and is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual of Reponses: 30. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden hours: 15. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA’s estimate of burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. All responses to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed on April 15, 2014. Juan M. Garcia, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–09000 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0009] Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Meat Slaughter Industry Survey Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request a new information collection for a survey of the meat slaughter industry. DATES: May 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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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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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / 
Notices

[[Page 22080]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection, Volunteer Program

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a 
currently approved information collection associated with the Volunteer 
Program.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by June 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comment, include volume, date and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Ms. Shannon Logan, USDA, FSA, Human Resources 
Division, HCSPIB, 355 E Street SW., 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20024.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may 
be requested by contacting Shannon Logan at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon Logan; (202) 401-0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Volunteer Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0232.
    Expiration Date for Approval: September 30, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision.
    Abstract: Section 1526 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1981 (7 
U.S.C. 2272) permits the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a 
program (``the Volunteer Program'') to use volunteers to perform a wide 
range of activities to carry out the programs of, or supported by, the 
Department of Agriculture. In addition, 5 U.S.C. 3111 grants agencies 
the authority to establish programs designed to provide educationally-
related work assignments for students in non-pay status. For FSA's 
volunteer program, each volunteer must follow the same responsibilities 
and guidelines for conduct that Federal government employees are 
expected to follow. The volunteers, who are mainly students 
participating in the sponsored volunteer program, must complete a 
service agreement, attendance records, and other forms, and provide the 
required supporting documents. This collected information will allow 
FSA to effectively recruit, train, and accept volunteers to carry out 
programs supported by the Department of Agriculture, therefore 
benefitting volunteers, the Department of Agriculture, and the general 
public.
    Without the collected information, FSA will be unable to document 
the services provided by the volunteers. FSA will report the collected 
information to offices within the Department of Agriculture and the 
Office of Personnel Management that request information on the 
Volunteer Program.
    This information collection will continue to use the volunteer 
attendance record (Form AD-2025) and travel times. Also, the three 
service agreement forms (Forms AD-2022, AD-2023, and AD-2024) are being 
replaced with Form OF301a, the Volunteer Service Agreement. Together, 
the remaining forms will provide the information FSA requires. 
Consequently, burden hours are being reduced in this request.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. The average 
travel time to a USDA Service Center office to complete the forms is 
included in the total annual burden, and is estimated to be 1 hour per 
respondent.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual of Reponses: 30.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden hours: 15.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection to help us to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA's estimate of burden, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) 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.
    All responses to this notice, including names and addresses when 
provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed on April 15, 2014.
Juan M. Garcia,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2014-09000 Filed 4-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P