Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 37272 [2014-15342]

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

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 126 (Tuesday, July 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 37272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15342]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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. 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