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Download as PDF 44000 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 145 Tuesday, July 29, 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 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 23, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. 30-day Federal Register Notice Food and Nutrition Service Title: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Education Study OMB Control Number: 0584–NEW Summary of Collection: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–296, Sect 305) mandates programs under it authorization to cooperate with U.S. Department of Agriculture program research and evaluation activities. The mandate applies to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) agencies. Through Federal grants to States, WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and nonbreastfeeding postpartum women and to infants and children who are found to be at nutritional risk. By Federal directive, all WIC participants have the opportunity to participate in nutrition education at least two times during a 6-month period of eligibility or quarterly for a 12-month period. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is conducting the WIC Nutrition Education Study to provide a nationally representative description of how nutrition education is currently being provided to WIC recipients across the country. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will conduct a study of the impact of nutrition education on WIC participants’ nutrition and physical activity behaviors. The study will provide FNS with a better understanding of nutrition education practices and methods used by WIC and of the effectiveness of current WIC nutrition education services. The objectives of the study are to (1) provide a comprehensive nationally representative description of WIC nutrition education and (2) conduct a pilot study in six WIC sites to demonstrate and refine an evaluation of the impact of WIC nutrition education on participants’ nutrition and physical activity behaviors. Description of Respondents: Individuals or household; State, Local or Tribal Government Number of Respondents: 3,366 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (one time) Total Burden Hours: 1,201 Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–17765 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 23, 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 28, 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Research Education Extension Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport). OMB Control Number: 0524–New. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administer several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, under which awards of high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101), the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (Pub. L. 107–293, 2002) and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a–582a– 7) (McIntire-Stennis Act); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a–i) (Hatch Act); Section 1445 of Public Law 95–113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222) (Pub. L. No. 95–113); Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429–1439); Title XIV of Public Law 95–113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191–3201) (Pub. L. No. 95–113); the Smith-Lever Act; and the Renewable Resources Extension Act. Each formula funded program is also subject to requirements, which were revised in March 2000, and set forth in the Administrative Manual for the McIntireStennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the EvansAllen Cooperative Agricultural Research Program, and the Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program. NIFA is developing administrative regulations for the formula funded programs it administers. NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA’s singular nonformula (including competitive grants) and formula grant project reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current Research Information System (CRIS) Web forms system. Need and Use of the Information: The collection of information is necessary in order to provide descriptive information VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 regarding individual research, education, and integrated activities, to document expenditures and staff support for the activities, and to monitor the progress and impact of such activities. The information is collected primarily via the Internet through a Web site that may be accessed via the NIFS Reporting Portal. The information provided helps users to keep abreast of the latest developments in utilization in specific target areas, plan for future activities; plan for resource allocation to research and education programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; aid in coordination of research and education efforts addressing similar problems in different location; and aid researchers and project directors in establishing valuable contacts with the agricultural community. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 5,235. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 60,249. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–17766 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0016] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the commercial transportation of equines to slaughtering facilities. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0016. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0016, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0016 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the commercial transportation of equines for slaughter, contact Dr. Rory Carolan, Equine Specialist, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3558. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter. OMB Control Number: 0579–0332. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (‘‘the Farm Bill’’), Congress gave responsibility to the Secretary of Agriculture to regulate the commercial transportation within the United States of equines for slaughter. Sections 901– 905 of the Farm Bill (7 U.S.C. 1901 note) authorized the Secretary to issue guidelines for the regulation of commercial transportation of equines for slaughter by persons regularly engaged in that activity within the United States. As a result of that authority, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established regulations in 9 CFR part 88, ‘‘Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter.’’ The minimum standards cover, among other things, the food, water, and rest provided to such equines prior to transportation. The regulations also require the owner/shipper of the E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 23, 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 
28, 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

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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 Institute of Food and Agriculture

    Title: Research Education Extension Project Online Reporting Tool 
(REEport).
    OMB Control Number: 0524-New.
    Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administer 
several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension 
programs, under which awards of high-priority are made. These programs 
are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National 
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 3101), the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (Pub. 
L. 107-293, 2002) and other legislative authorities. NIFA also 
administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are 
authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-
Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 
U.S.C. 582a-582a-7) (McIntire-Stennis Act); the Hatch Act of 1887, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 361a-i) (Hatch Act); Section 1445 of Public Law 95-
113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222) 
(Pub. L. No. 95-113); Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429-1439); 
Title XIV of Public Law 95-113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191-3201) (Pub. 
L. No. 95-113); the Smith-Lever Act; and the Renewable Resources 
Extension Act. Each formula funded program is also subject to 
requirements, which were revised in March 2000, and set forth in the 
Administrative Manual for the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry 
Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research 
Program, the Administrative Manual for the Evans-Allen Cooperative 
Agricultural Research Program, and the Administrative Manual for the 
Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program. NIFA is 
developing administrative regulations for the formula funded programs 
it administers. NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA's singular non-
formula (including competitive grants) and formula grant project 
reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current 
Research Information System (CRIS) Web forms system.
    Need and Use of the Information: The collection of information is 
necessary in order to provide descriptive information regarding 
individual research, education, and integrated activities, to document 
expenditures and staff support for the activities, and to monitor the 
progress and impact of such activities. The information is collected 
primarily via the Internet through a Web site that may be accessed via 
the NIFS Reporting Portal. The information provided helps users to keep 
abreast of the latest developments in utilization in specific target 
areas, plan for future activities; plan for resource allocation to 
research and education programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; 
aid in coordination of research and education efforts addressing 
similar problems in different location; and aid researchers and project 
directors in establishing valuable contacts with the agricultural 
community.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 5,235.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 60,249.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-17766 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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