Request for Public Comments on Proposed Collection of Information, 45176-45177 [2014-18320]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45176 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices level be released for transparency purposes? • If yes, describe in detail why this data should be released for the purposes of transparency and public accountability, and specifically how this data would assist in the administration of the Food and Nutrition Act. • If no, please provide details as to how release of this data would be counter to the administration and enforcement provisions of the Act. • When considering the impact of the release of this data on the administration and enforcement provisions of the Act, please consider the effect, if any, on SNAP recipients. 5. For each of the above questions, how would answers differ if the monthly or annual aggregated data were for a retailer’s aggregated sales at all stores within a state or nationally, as opposed to per-store data? Should any other aggregations be considered? Commenters who were SNAPauthorized retailers from 2005 through 2010 should make that fact clear in their comments. DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before September 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public at www.regulations.gov. Please be advised that the substance of the comments, including any personal or confidential business information, and the identity of the individuals or entities commenting will be subject to public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicky T. Robinson, Acting Chief, Retailer Management and Issuance Branch, Food and Nutrition Service, (703) 305–2476. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the end of fiscal year (FY) 2013, over 250,000 retailers were authorized to redeem SNAP benefits. According to the FY 2013 data, 82 percent of all benefits redeemed were redeemed at supermarkets, large grocers and superstores. Approximately 18 percent of benefits were redeemed at smaller stores, including convenience stores, small grocers and farmers’ markets. Less than one percent were redeemed by authorized treatment programs, group homes, homeless meal providers, communal dining facilities and shelters as provided for in statute. A 2009 FNS VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 study on benefit use indicates that 96.3 percent of all SNAP beneficiaries shopped at supermarkets or superstores at least once each month. Dated: July 28, 2014. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2014–18288 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Request for Public Comments on Proposed Collection of Information National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Request for Public Comments on Proposed Collection of Information. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations (5 CFR part 1320), this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) proposed collection of information for the application for Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture designation. NIFA intends to submit the following information collection request to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 3, 2014, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the docket number by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number NIFA–2014–0002. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–720–0857. • Mail: Robert Martin, Records Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2216. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Information Technology (OIT), National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, 800 9th Street SW., STOP 2201 Washington, DC 20250–2201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture certification. OMB Number: 0524—New. Type of Request: Notice; Request for Public Comments on Proposed Collection of Information. Abstract: NIFA is responsible for designating Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCAs). Section 7101 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–79) required NIFA to establish an ongoing process allowing public colleges and universities that offer 4year or higher degrees in the food and agricultural sciences to apply for designation as NLGCA Institutions. For additional information see ‘‘Process for Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA) Designation’’ 79 FR 29398 (May 22, 2014). Type of Information Collection: NIFA will collect this information through web-based data collection. Institutions seeking designation as a NLGCA will submit requested information about their institution through a web-based form. The information collected from each institution will allow NIFA to verify that the institution is a public college or university, offers a baccalaureate or higher degree in food and agricultural sciences, as defined in 7 U.S.C. 3103(9), and is not otherwise ineligible to be designated as an NLGCA. Frequency: Institutions seeking designation as an NLGCA must apply one time. Their designation will be valid until September 30, 2018. Upon expiration of their designation, reapplication may be required. Affected Public: Institutions that meet the criteria for NLGCA designation; public colleges and universities that offer 4-year or higher degrees in the food and agricultural sciences. Estimate of Burden: NIFA estimates that the time required to complete the web-based application form will be approximately 15 minutes. The information that is required includes minimal information about the institution. The total annual burden for the application to request designation as a NLGCA is 18.75 hours for a projected 75 applicants. Comment Request: Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 149 / Monday, August 4, 2014 / Notices burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. Done at Washington, DC, this 21st day of July, 2014. Ann M. Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2014–18320 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Progress Report on Cooperative Halibut Prohibited Species Catch Minimization II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586– 7008 or Patsy.Bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for revision of an existing information collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 During its February 2014 meeting, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (Council) requested that Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) groundfish sectors (American Fisheries Act (AFA) Catcher/ processor, AFA Catcher Vessel, Amendment 80, Freezer Longline Cooperative, and Community Development Quota) report (at the June Council meeting) on the progress of voluntary, non-regulatory actions implemented and recorded in their cooperative and/or inter-cooperative agreements to minimize halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) through halibut avoidance, individual accountability, and use of incentives. During its June 2014 meeting, the Council requested additional voluntary, non-regulatory information regarding the use of halibut PSC and halibut discards in the directed halibut fishery from these same five groundfish fishing sectors on actions taken to reduce halibut mortality and to report the effectiveness of those actions in absolute reductions in halibut mortality. These reports are to be provided to the Council at the February 2015 Council meeting. OMB Control Number: 0648–0697. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of an existing information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $7 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45177 information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 30, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–18301 Filed 8–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–52–2014] Foreign-Trade Zone 63—Prince George’s County, Maryland: Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by Prince George’s County, Maryland, grantee of FTZ 63, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usagedriven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on July 29, 2014. FTZ 63 was approved by the FTZ Board on October 20, 1980 (Board Order 167, 45 FR 71639, 10/29/80). The current zone includes the following site: Site 1 (77.48 acres)—Collington Center Industrial Park, Trade Zone Avenue, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The grantee’s proposed service area under the ASF would be Prince George’s County, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The proposed service area is adjacent to the Washington-Dulles Customs and Border Protection port of entry. The applicant is requesting authority to reorganize its existing zone to include E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 149 (Monday, August 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45176-45177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18320]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Request for Public Comments on Proposed Collection of Information

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Request for Public Comments on Proposed Collection of 
Information.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
implementing regulations (5 CFR part 1320), this notice announces the 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) proposed collection 
of information for the application for Non-Land Grant College of 
Agriculture designation. NIFA intends to submit the following 
information collection request to OMB for review and approval under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 3, 2014, to be 
assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the docket number by 
any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, 
docket number NIFA-2014-0002. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. Include the docket number in 
the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-720-0857.
     Mail: Robert Martin, Records Officer, Office of 
Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2216.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Information Technology 
(OIT), National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, 800 9th Street 
SW., STOP 2201 Washington, DC 20250-2201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, Records Officer; Email: 
rmartin@nifa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture 
certification.
    OMB Number: 0524--New.
    Type of Request: Notice; Request for Public Comments on Proposed 
Collection of Information.
    Abstract: NIFA is responsible for designating Non-Land Grant 
Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCAs). Section 7101 of the Agricultural Act 
of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-79) required NIFA to establish an ongoing process 
allowing public colleges and universities that offer 4-year or higher 
degrees in the food and agricultural sciences to apply for designation 
as NLGCA Institutions. For additional information see ``Process for 
Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture (NLGCA) Designation'' 79 FR 29398 
(May 22, 2014).
    Type of Information Collection: NIFA will collect this information 
through web-based data collection. Institutions seeking designation as 
a NLGCA will submit requested information about their institution 
through a web-based form. The information collected from each 
institution will allow NIFA to verify that the institution is a public 
college or university, offers a baccalaureate or higher degree in food 
and agricultural sciences, as defined in 7 U.S.C. 3103(9), and is not 
otherwise ineligible to be designated as an NLGCA.
    Frequency: Institutions seeking designation as an NLGCA must apply 
one time. Their designation will be valid until September 30, 2018. 
Upon expiration of their designation, reapplication may be required.
    Affected Public: Institutions that meet the criteria for NLGCA 
designation; public colleges and universities that offer 4-year or 
higher degrees in the food and agricultural sciences.
    Estimate of Burden: NIFA estimates that the time required to 
complete the web-based application form will be approximately 15 
minutes. The information that is required includes minimal information 
about the institution. The total annual burden for the application to 
request designation as a NLGCA is 18.75 hours for a projected 75 
applicants.
    Comment Request: Comments are invited on whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
ways to minimize the

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burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.
    Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the 
information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of 
charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 21st day of July, 2014.
Ann M. Bartuska,
Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2014-18320 Filed 8-1-14; 8:45 am]
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