Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 56055-56056 [2014-22271]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 181 / Thursday, September 18, 2014 / Notices Comments on this notice must be received by November 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0109, by any of the following methods: • Email: OMBofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • eFax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2707. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Agricultural Labor Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0109. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2015. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The Agricultural Labor Survey provides quarterly statistics on the number of agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Number of workers and hours worked are used to estimate agricultural productivity; wage rates are used in the administration of the H–2A Program and for setting Adverse Effect Wage Rates. Survey data are also used to carry out provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. NASS intends to request that the survey be approved for another 3 years. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: This information collection consists of three individual surveys. In April, NASS will collect data for the January and April quarters and in October, NASS will collect data for both the July and October quarters. Following these two surveys NASS will re-contact approximately 1,000 operators to conduct quality control surveys to help insure the quality of the data collected. The sample sizes will be increased in 2015 to achieve statistical targets. The public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 5 minutes for the quality control surveys and 30 minutes per response in April and October. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15,500 hours. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388. 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 will have practical utility; (b) 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; (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 information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, September 8, 2014. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–22270 Filed 9–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56055 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA. ACTION: Solicitation of Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. On September 2, 2014, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the Advisory Committee charter for a two-year term to expire on September 2, 2016. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, etc., of the periodic censuses and surveys of agriculture, other related surveys, and the types of information to obtain from respondents concerning agriculture. The Committee also prepares recommendations regarding the content of agriculture reports and presents the views and needs for data of major suppliers and users of agriculture statistics. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before October 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods: • Email: Scan the completed form and email to: HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov. • eFax: (855) 593–5473 • Mail: Nominations should be mailed to Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, Agricultural Statistics Board, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5431 South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 2010. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, Agricultural Statistics Board, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5431 South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, Agricultural Statistics Board, National Agricultural Statistics Service, (202) 720–3896. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each person nominated to serve on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 56056 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 181 / Thursday, September 18, 2014 / Notices committee is required to submit the following form: AD–755 (Advisory Committee Membership Background Information, OMB Number 0505–0001), available on the Internet at http:// www.usda.gov/documents/OCIO_AD_ 755_Master_2012.pdf. This form may also be requested by telephone, fax, or email using the information above. Completed forms may be faxed to the number above, mailed, or completed and emailed directly from the Internet site. For more information on the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, see the NASS Web site at http:// www.nass.usda.gov. At the top of the homepage, click on the tab titled ‘‘About NASS’’. The ‘‘Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics’’ button is along the right column. The Committee draws on the experience and expertise of its members to form a collective judgment concerning agriculture data collected and the statistics issued by NASS. This input is vital to keep current with shifting data needs in the rapidly changing agricultural environment and keeps NASS informed of emerging issues in the agriculture community that can affect agriculture statistics activities. The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, consists of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests, including, but not limited to, producers, representatives of national farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm policy analysts, educators, State agriculture representatives, and agriculture-related business and marketing experts. Members serve staggered 2-year terms, with terms for half of the Committee members expiring in any given year. Nominations are being sought for 6 open Committee seats. Members can serve up to 3 terms for a total of 6 consecutive years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected by members to serve a 1-year term. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be followed in all membership appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership will include to the extent possible, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent the needs of all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with disabilities. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with regards to the agricultural statistics programs of NASS, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 and such other matters as it may deem advisable, or which the Secretary of Agriculture; Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; or the Administrator of NASS may request. The Committee will meet at least annually. All meetings are open to the public. Committee members are reimbursed for official travel expenses only. Send questions, comments, and requests for additional information to the email address, fax number, or address listed above. Signed at Washington, DC, September 8, 2014. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. [FR Doc. 2014–22271 Filed 9–17–14; 8:45 am] information should contact Oanh Tran at (202) 203–4545. Oanh Tran, Director of Board Operations. 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[FR Doc No: 2014-22271]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.

ACTION: Solicitation of Nominations to the Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of 
the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee 
on Agriculture Statistics.
    On September 2, 2014, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the 
Advisory Committee charter for a two-year term to expire on September 
2, 2016. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of 
Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, etc., of the periodic 
censuses and surveys of agriculture, other related surveys, and the 
types of information to obtain from respondents concerning agriculture. 
The Committee also prepares recommendations regarding the content of 
agriculture reports and presents the views and needs for data of major 
suppliers and users of agriculture statistics.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before October 24, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods:
     Email: Scan the completed form and email to: 
HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov.
     eFax: (855) 593-5473
     Mail: Nominations should be mailed to Hubert Hamer, 
Executive Director, Agricultural Statistics Board, National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 5431 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-2010.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: Hubert Hamer, 
Executive Director, Agricultural Statistics Board, National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 5431 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, 
Agricultural Statistics Board, National Agricultural Statistics 
Service, (202) 720-3896.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each person nominated to serve on the

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committee is required to submit the following form: AD-755 (Advisory 
Committee Membership Background Information, OMB Number 0505-0001), 
available on the Internet at http://www.usda.gov/documents/
OCIOAD755Master2012.pdf. This form 
may also be requested by telephone, fax, or email using the information 
above. Completed forms may be faxed to the number above, mailed, or 
completed and emailed directly from the Internet site.
    For more information on the Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, see the NASS Web site at http://www.nass.usda.gov. At the 
top of the homepage, click on the tab titled ``About NASS''. The 
``Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics'' button is along the 
right column.
    The Committee draws on the experience and expertise of its members 
to form a collective judgment concerning agriculture data collected and 
the statistics issued by NASS. This input is vital to keep current with 
shifting data needs in the rapidly changing agricultural environment 
and keeps NASS informed of emerging issues in the agriculture community 
that can affect agriculture statistics activities.
    The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, consists 
of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests, 
including, but not limited to, producers, representatives of national 
farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm 
policy analysts, educators, State agriculture representatives, and 
agriculture-related business and marketing experts.
    Members serve staggered 2-year terms, with terms for half of the 
Committee members expiring in any given year. Nominations are being 
sought for 6 open Committee seats. Members can serve up to 3 terms for 
a total of 6 consecutive years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall 
be elected by members to serve a 1-year term.
    Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be 
followed in all membership appointments to the Committee. To ensure 
that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the 
needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership will include to 
the extent possible, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
the needs of all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons 
with disabilities.
    The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee will 
make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with regards to 
the agricultural statistics programs of NASS, and such other matters as 
it may deem advisable, or which the Secretary of Agriculture; Under 
Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; or the Administrator 
of NASS may request. The Committee will meet at least annually. All 
meetings are open to the public. Committee members are reimbursed for 
official travel expenses only.
    Send questions, comments, and requests for additional information 
to the email address, fax number, or address listed above.

    Signed at Washington, DC, September 8, 2014.
Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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