Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 51295 [2014-20430]

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

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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

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: 
OIRASubmission@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: 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 non-federally 
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]
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