Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 51295-51296 [2014-20217]

Download as PDF 51295 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 167 Thursday, August 28, 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 August 22, 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 September 29, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service AGENCY: Title: Livestock Slaughter. OMB Control Number: 0535–0005. Summary of Collection: The primary functions of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices and to collect information on related environmental and economic factors. General authority for data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. This statute specifies the ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . . and shall distribute them among agriculturists’’. Information from federally and nonfederally inspected slaughter plants are used to estimate total red meat production. NASS will use a Federally and non-Federally-inspected livestock slaughter survey to collect data. Need and Use of the Information: NASS will combine information collected from both types of plants to estimate total red meat production, consisting of the number of head slaughtered plus live and dressed weights of cattle, calves, hogs and sheep. Accurate and timely livestock estimates provide USDA and the livestock industry with basic data to project future meat supplies and producer prices. Agricultural economists in both the public and private sectors use this information in economic analysis and research. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 1,300. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,504. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20430 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Chief Financial Officer Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Finance Center (NFC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the USDA, NFC’s intention to request a review of a currently approved information collection for the Direct Premium Remittance System (DPRS), Form DPRS–2809 Request to Change FEHB Enrollment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this information collection, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Adrianne F. Riviere, Chief, Government Insurance Services Branch, USDA, NFC, DPRS Billing Unit, P.O. Box 61760, New Orleans, LA 70161–1760; telephone: 504–426–1311; telefax 303–205–3172; or email to nfc.dprs@nfc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: DPRS–2809, Request to Change FEHB Enrollment. OMB Number: 0505–0024. Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The DPRS–2809, Request to Change FEHB Enrollment, is for Spouse Equity Act/Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) enrollees and direct pay annuitants who are eligible to elect, cancel, or change health benefits enrollment during the open season each year. Estimated Time per Respondent: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 45 minutes per response. Respondents: Individuals who are under the Spouse Equity Act/TCC and direct pay annuitants who are eligible to make Federal Employees Health Benefits plan changes during open season. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 51296 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18,750. Request for Comments: 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. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection. Comments may be sent to DPRS via email to nfc.dprs@ nfc.usda.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for the Office Management and Budget’s approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. John S. White, Director, National Finance Center. [FR Doc. 2014–20217 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0069] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0069. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0069, 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-2014-0069 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 importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact Mr. David Lamb, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, RCC, RPM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2103. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service SUMMARY: the regulations to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth from Canada into noninfested areas of the United States. Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0142. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy moth host material into the United States from Canada are PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contained in 7 CFR 319.77–1 through 319.77–5. The regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material (i.e., regulated articles) imported from Canada. These regulated articles are: Certain trees with and without roots (e.g., Christmas trees) and shrubs with roots and persistent woody stems, logs and pulpwood with bark attached, bark and bark products, outdoor household articles, and mobile homes and their associated equipment. Under the regulations, depending on the place of origin of the regulated articles and their destination in the United States, certain information collection activities are required, including a phytosanitary certificate, certificate of origin, compliance agreement, or signed homeowner statement. In the previous request for extension of approval of this information collection, the number of individuals (private citizens) was counted under the estimated annual number of responses per respondent rather than the estimated annual number of respondents. This notice reflects the corrected estimates. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.055 hours per response. Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, or shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs, E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20217]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Chief Financial Officer


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: National Finance Center (NFC), United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: 60-day 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 USDA, NFC's intention to 
request a review of a currently approved information collection for the 
Direct Premium Remittance System (DPRS), Form DPRS-2809 Request to 
Change FEHB Enrollment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 27, 2014 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this information collection, 
with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting 
Adrianne F. Riviere, Chief, Government Insurance Services Branch, USDA, 
NFC, DPRS Billing Unit, P.O. Box 61760, New Orleans, LA 70161-1760; 
telephone: 504-426-1311; telefax 303-205-3172; or email to 
nfc.dprs@nfc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: DPRS-2809, Request to Change FEHB Enrollment.
    OMB Number: 0505-0024.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The DPRS-2809, Request to Change FEHB Enrollment, is for 
Spouse Equity Act/Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) enrollees 
and direct pay annuitants who are eligible to elect, cancel, or change 
health benefits enrollment during the open season each year.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 45 minutes per 
response.
    Respondents: Individuals who are under the Spouse Equity Act/TCC 
and direct pay annuitants who are eligible to make Federal Employees 
Health Benefits plan changes during open season.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18,750.
    Request for Comments: 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. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
on the proposed information collection. Comments may be sent to DPRS 
via email to nfc.dprs@nfc.usda.gov. All comments received will be 
available for public inspection during regular business hours at the 
same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for the Office Management and Budget's approval. All comments 
will become a matter of public record.

 John S. White,
Director, National Finance Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-20217 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]
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