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Download as PDF 37271 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 126 Tuesday, July 1, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES June 25, 2014. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:00 Jun 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Farm Service Agency Title: Customer Data Worksheet Request for SCIMS Record Change. OMB Control Number: 0560–0265. Summary of Collection: Core Customer Data is required in order to identify USDA program participants and ensure that benefits are directed to the correct customer and respective Tax Identification Numbers. There is no public law regarding the use or collection of Core Customer Data. The option to document and track Core Customer Data changes is necessary to ensure the integrity of the data and to provide the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources and Conservation Service and Rural Development a method of verifying the validity of the information, and provide a necessary basis for pursuing legal remedies when needed. Need and Use of the Information: Core Customer Data is necessary to input customer information for identity purposes and to provide a point of contact for the respective customer and a valid Tax Identification Number to direct program benefits to. The AD– 2047 will be used to document Corel Customer Data changes and also to provide a method to identify who made applicable changes and when this was done. Failure to collect and timely maintain the data collected will result in erroneous/out dated point of contact information, which could result in program information and benefits being directed to incorrect recipients. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 51,750. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (when necessary). Total Burden Hours: 8,798. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15341 Filed 6–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 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 within 30 days of this notification. 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. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Title: USDA Race, Ethnicity and Gender Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 0503–0019. Summary of Collection: Section 14006 and 14007 of the Food, Conservation, E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 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

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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 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 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 within 30 days of this notification. 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.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    Title: USDA Race, Ethnicity and Gender Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 0503-0019.
    Summary of Collection: Section 14006 and 14007 of the Food, 
Conservation,

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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]
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