Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 41670 [2014-16767]

Download as PDF 41670 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 137 Thursday, July 17, 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 11, 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 August 18, 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 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. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Jul 16, 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. Total Burden Hours: 13,080. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–16767 Filed 7–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Conservation Effects Assessment Project. OMB Control Number: 0535–0245. Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204(a). The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) primary function is to prepare and issue official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices. The goal of this information collection is to obtain land management information that will assist the Natural Resources Conservation Service in assessing environmental benefits associated with implementation and installation of associated conservation practices of various conservation programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Conservation Reserve Program, the Wetland Reserve Program, and other conservation programs. Need and Use of the Information: The survey will utilize personal interviews to administer a questionnaire that is designed to obtain from farm operators field-specific data associated with selected National Resources Inventory sub-sample units in the contiguous 48 States. Data collected in this survey will be used in conjunction with previously collected data on soils, climate, and cropping history to model impacts of conservation practices on the larger environment. USDA needs updated scientifically credible data on residue and tillage management, nutrient management, and conservation practices in order to quantify and assess current impacts of farming practices and to document changes. The assessment will be used to report progress annually on Farm Bill implementation to Congress and the general public. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 15,234. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: MEP Management Information Reporting System for the Business and Talent Management Self-Diagnostic Tool. OMB Control Number: 0693–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (new information collection). Number of Respondents: 600. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 300. Needs and Uses: NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of locally based manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers to assist them improve productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The invitation to use to use the tool will be discussed during consultations with clients. Manufacturing clients that choose to use the SMARTalent selfdiagnostic tool will use it twice a year. First to understand how well their business goals and workforce practices are aligned. The second time they will use it that year will be to check on their progress. After they use it one time, they will understand where to make changes or enhancements to their business processes and talent management. There will be no need to use it more than twice a year: once to understand their operational baseline and the second time to check on their progress in aligning goals and workforce actions. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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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 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 11, 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 August 
18, 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 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. 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.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Title: Conservation Effects Assessment Project.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0245.
    Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection 
activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204(a). The 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) primary function is to 
prepare and issue official State and national estimates of crop and 
livestock production, disposition and prices. The goal of this 
information collection is to obtain land management information that 
will assist the Natural Resources Conservation Service in assessing 
environmental benefits associated with implementation and installation 
of associated conservation practices of various conservation programs 
such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Conservation 
Reserve Program, the Wetland Reserve Program, and other conservation 
programs.
    Need and Use of the Information: The survey will utilize personal 
interviews to administer a questionnaire that is designed to obtain 
from farm operators field-specific data associated with selected 
National Resources Inventory sub-sample units in the contiguous 48 
States. Data collected in this survey will be used in conjunction with 
previously collected data on soils, climate, and cropping history to 
model impacts of conservation practices on the larger environment. USDA 
needs updated scientifically credible data on residue and tillage 
management, nutrient management, and conservation practices in order to 
quantify and assess current impacts of farming practices and to 
document changes. The assessment will be used to report progress 
annually on Farm Bill implementation to Congress and the general 
public.
    Description of Respondents: Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 15,234.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 13,080.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-16767 Filed 7-16-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-20-P