Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 48721 [2014-19455]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 159 / Monday, August 18, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–14–0061] Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for a Revision of the currently approved information collection used to compile and generate the Federally Inspected Estimated Daily Slaughter Report. DATES: Comments must be received by October 17, 2014. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Comments should be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted to Kim Harmon, Assistant to the Director, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division (LPGMN), Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program (LPS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 0252; 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2619–S; Washington, DC 20250–0252. All comments should reference this publication number AMS–LPS–14–0061 and note the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Submitted comments will be available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov or at the above address during regular business hours. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be included in the records and will be made available to the public. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Harmon, Assistant to the Director, LPGMN, AMS, USDA, by telephone at (202) 720–6231, or via email at Kim.Harmon@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection. OMB Number: 0581–0050. Expiration Date of Approval: 01–31– 2015. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), section 203(g) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income, and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. Under this market news program, USDA issues a market news report estimating daily livestock slaughter under Federal inspection. This report is compiled by AMS on a voluntary basis in cooperation with the livestock and meat industry. Market news reporting must be timely, accurate, and continuous if it is to be useful to producers, processors, and the trade in general. The daily livestock slaughter estimates are provided at the request of industry and are used to make production and marketing decisions. The Daily Estimated Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection Report is used by a wide range of industry contacts, including packers, processors, producers, brokers and retailers of meat and meat products. The livestock and meat industry requested that USDA issue slaughter estimates (daily and weekly), by species, for cattle, calves, hogs and sheep in order to assist them in making immediate production and marketing decisions and as a guide to the volume of meat in the marketing channel. The information requested from respondents includes their estimation of the current day’s slaughter at their plant(s) and the actual slaughter for the previous day. Also, the Government is a large purchaser of meat and related products and this report assists other Government agencies in providing timely information on the quantity of meat entering the processing channels. The information must be collected, compiled, and disseminated by an impartial third-party, in a manner which protects the confidentiality of the reporting entity. AMS is in the best position to provide this service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .0333 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, individuals or households, farms, and the Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 61. Estimated Number of Responses: 15,860.00. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48721 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 260. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 528 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 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 for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 12, 2014. Rex Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19455 Filed 8–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests; Utah; Initiation of Forest Plan Assessment Process Forest Service, USDA. Notice of initiating the forest plan assessment process to determine whether a forest plan amendment is needed regarding livestock grazing for the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, is initiating a forest plan amendment process pursuant to 36 CFR 219 (‘‘Planning Rule’’) for the Forest Land Management Plans (forest plans) for the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal National Forests, beginning with an assessment of current forest plan direction for managing livestock grazing as it relates to specific ecological conditions in riparian, aquatic, and sagebrush-grassland ecosystems. Interested parties are invited to contribute information to be used in the preliminary identification of the need for changing the forest plans. The appropriate National Environmental SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LPS-14-0061]


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's intention to request approval from the Office of Management 
and Budget, for a Revision of the currently approved information 
collection used to compile and generate the Federally Inspected 
Estimated Daily Slaughter Report.

DATES: Comments must be received by October 17, 2014.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Comments should be submitted 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be 
submitted to Kim Harmon, Assistant to the Director, Livestock, Poultry, 
and Grain Market News Division (LPGMN), Livestock, Poultry and Seed 
Program (LPS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; STOP 0252; 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2619-S; 
Washington, DC 20250-0252. All comments should reference this 
publication number AMS-LPS-14-0061 and note the date and page number of 
this issue of the Federal Register.
    Submitted comments will be available for public inspection at 
http://www.regulations.gov or at the above address during regular 
business hours. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be 
included in the records and will be made available to the public. All 
comments received will be posted without change, including any personal 
information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Harmon, Assistant to the Director, 
LPGMN, AMS, USDA, by telephone at (202) 720-6231, or via email at 
Kim.Harmon@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal 
Inspection.
    OMB Number: 0581-0050.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 01-31-2015.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627), section 203(g) directs and authorizes the collection and 
dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook 
information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating 
and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm 
income, and to bring about a balance between production and 
utilization.
    Under this market news program, USDA issues a market news report 
estimating daily livestock slaughter under Federal inspection. This 
report is compiled by AMS on a voluntary basis in cooperation with the 
livestock and meat industry. Market news reporting must be timely, 
accurate, and continuous if it is to be useful to producers, 
processors, and the trade in general. The daily livestock slaughter 
estimates are provided at the request of industry and are used to make 
production and marketing decisions.
    The Daily Estimated Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection 
Report is used by a wide range of industry contacts, including packers, 
processors, producers, brokers and retailers of meat and meat products. 
The livestock and meat industry requested that USDA issue slaughter 
estimates (daily and weekly), by species, for cattle, calves, hogs and 
sheep in order to assist them in making immediate production and 
marketing decisions and as a guide to the volume of meat in the 
marketing channel. The information requested from respondents includes 
their estimation of the current day's slaughter at their plant(s) and 
the actual slaughter for the previous day. Also, the Government is a 
large purchaser of meat and related products and this report assists 
other Government agencies in providing timely information on the 
quantity of meat entering the processing channels.
    The information must be collected, compiled, and disseminated by an 
impartial third-party, in a manner which protects the confidentiality 
of the reporting entity. AMS is in the best position to provide this 
service.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .0333 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, individuals or 
households, farms, and the Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 61.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 15,860.00.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 260.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 528 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, 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 for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: August 12, 2014.
Rex Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-19455 Filed 8-15-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P