Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 37272-37273 [2014-15340]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 37272 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 1, 2014 / Notices and Energy Act of 2008, 7 U.S.C. 8701 (referred to as the 2008 Farm Bill) establishes a requirement for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to annually compile application and participation rate data regarding socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers by computing for each program of the USDA that serves agriculture producers and landowners (a) raw numbers of applicants and participants by race, ethnicity, and gender, subject to appropriate privacy protection, as determined by the Secretary; and (b) the application and participation rate, by race, ethnicity and gender as a percentage of the total participation rate of all agricultural producers and landowners for each county and State in the United States. Need and Use of the Information: Data will be collected on a voluntary basis through a questionnaire to determine the race, ethnicity and gender of farmers and ranchers who apply for and who participate in USDA programs and services. The data will enable the Secretary and the Office of Advocacy and Outreach and the agencies’ outreach offices in reaching current and prospective socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner to focus resources in a particular county or region where low participation is indicated by the data to improve the participation of those farmers and ranchers in USDA programs. The data is intended to be used as one indicator in targeting and designing outreach activities and in assessing compliance with civil rights laws in program delivery. The data may also be used as an indicator in directing compliance reviews to geographic areas where there are indications of low participation in USDA programs by minorities and women, thus serving as an ‘‘early warning system’’ that warrants further investigations. Failure to collect this information will have a negative impact on USDA’s outreach activities and could result in an inability of the agencies to equitably deliver programs and services to applicant and producers. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 3,200,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (once). Total Burden Hours: 106,667. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15343 Filed 6–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–9R–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:00 Jun 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 25, 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 July 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: USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM). OMB Control Number: 0581–0273. Summary of Collection: Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, as amended (Section 32 Pub. L. 74–320; 7 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 612c); Sections 6(a) and (e), 13, and 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. sections 1751, 1761, and 1766) in addition to several other acts authorize the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Procurement Branches to prepare and issue announcements for the purchase and sale of perishable agricultural commodities. AMS purchases agricultural commodities for the Section 32 and 6a & e National School Lunch Program/Child & Adult Care Food Program; Nutrition Service Incentive Program; Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; Commodity Supplemental Food Program; The Emergency Food Assistance Program and Disaster Feeding in addition to providing support for commodity markets with surplus inventory. Need and Use of the Information: AMS issues solicitation for offers in order to solicit bids for commodities for delivery to domestic nutrition assistance programs. Vendors respond by making electronic offers using the secure Web Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM). Vendors must be registered, and have an ID and password, in order to submit bids electronically through WBSCM via the Internet. The information will change in response to the needs of the domestic feeding programs and each solicitation. Information collected has been consolidated into three processes—a New Vendor Application, Bid Solicitation and Contract Delivery, Invoice Submission and Inspection Results. The data collected from vendors assists AMS with making a determination whether a business is viable and capable of supplying product to the Federal government. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 73. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Monthly; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 47,698. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15342 Filed 6–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 25, 2014. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 1, 2014 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by July 31, 2014 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Hass Avocado ´ from Michoacan Mexico. OMB Control Number: 0579–0129. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701—et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations allow fresh Hass Avocados grown in approved orchards in Michoacan, Mexico to be imported into the United States under certain conditions. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:00 Jun 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 37273 Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information using form PPQ 587 ‘‘Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant Products,’’ to ensure that fresh Hass Avocados from Mexico do not harbor insect pests (including Avocado stem weevils, seed weevils, and seed moths). The information collected will ensure that fresh Hass Avocados from Mexico do not harbor exotic insect pests that, if introduced into the United States, could inflict severe damage upon U.S. agriculture. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,205. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 105,558. program to prevent the artificial spread of the South American cactus moth within the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 7. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 11. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: South American Cactus Moth; Quarantine and Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0337. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701—et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations subpart, ‘‘SubpartSouth American Cactus Moth’’ (7 CFR part 301.55 through 301.55–9), restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas into or through non-quarantined areas within the United States. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information using Limited Permit (PPQ Form 530), Certificate (PPQ Form 540) and Compliance Agreement (PPQ Form 519). The limited permits are used to authorize movement of regulated articles that are not certifiable to specified destination for processing, treatment, or utilization. The certificate is used for domestic movement of treated articles relating to quarantines. Certificates are issued for regulated articles when an inspector or other person authorized to issue certificates finds that the articles have met the conditions of the regulations and may be safely moved interstate without further restrictions. The Compliance agreements are provided for the convenience of persons who are involved in the growing, handling, or moving of regulated articles from quarantined areas. Without this information, APHIS could not provide an effective domestic quarantine Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15340 Filed 6–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Trellis Growing Systems LLC of Fort Wayne, Indiana, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/267,141, ‘‘METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIMOCANE MANAGEMENT’’, filed on May 1, 2014. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mojdeh Bahar of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government’s patent rights in this invention are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public interest to so license this invention as Trellis Growing Systems LLC of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 126 (Tuesday, July 1, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 25, 2014.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the

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Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 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.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by July 31, 
2014 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. 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. Copies of the submission(s) 
may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    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.

Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Hass Avocado from Michoac[aacute]n Mexico.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0129.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701--et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit 
or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant 
pests, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United 
States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations allow fresh Hass 
Avocados grown in approved orchards in Michoacan, Mexico to be imported 
into the United States under certain conditions.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
using form PPQ 587 ``Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant 
Products,'' to ensure that fresh Hass Avocados from Mexico do not 
harbor insect pests (including Avocado stem weevils, seed weevils, and 
seed moths). The information collected will ensure that fresh Hass 
Avocados from Mexico do not harbor exotic insect pests that, if 
introduced into the United States, could inflict severe damage upon 
U.S. agriculture.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 2,205.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 105,558.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: South American Cactus Moth; Quarantine and Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0337.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701--et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit 
or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant 
pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States 
or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations subpart, ``Subpart-South 
American Cactus Moth'' (7 CFR part 301.55 through 301.55-9), restrict 
the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas 
into or through non-quarantined areas within the United States.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
using Limited Permit (PPQ Form 530), Certificate (PPQ Form 540) and 
Compliance Agreement (PPQ Form 519). The limited permits are used to 
authorize movement of regulated articles that are not certifiable to 
specified destination for processing, treatment, or utilization. The 
certificate is used for domestic movement of treated articles relating 
to quarantines. Certificates are issued for regulated articles when an 
inspector or other person authorized to issue certificates finds that 
the articles have met the conditions of the regulations and may be 
safely moved interstate without further restrictions. The Compliance 
agreements are provided for the convenience of persons who are involved 
in the growing, handling, or moving of regulated articles from 
quarantined areas. Without this information, APHIS could not provide an 
effective domestic quarantine program to prevent the artificial spread 
of the South American cactus moth within the United States.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 7.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 11.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-15340 Filed 6-30-14; 8:45 am]
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