U.S. National Arboretum; Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection, 57869-57870 [2014-22837]

Download as PDF 57869 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 187 Friday, September 26, 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES September 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. ACTION: Food and Nutrition Service The Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on the intent of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) to renew an information collection that expires February 28, 2015. The information collection serves as a means to collect for certain use of the facilities, grounds, programs and services. This includes fees for educational programs and workshops and for use of the grounds and facilities, as well as for commercial photography and cinematography. Fees generated will be used to defray USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the USNA. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 25, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: margaret.pooler@ ars.usda.gov. • Fax: 202–245–4514 • Mail: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, Beltsville Area, Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002 • Hand Delivery/Courier: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, Beltsville Area, Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Use of the Grounds and Facilities as Well As Commercial Photography and Cinematography. OMB Number: 0518–0024 Expiration Date: 3 years from date of approval. Type of Request: Renewal of approved information collection. Abstract: The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) is to serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment. The USNA is a 446-acre facility, open to the general public for purposes of education and passive recreation. The USNA is a national center for public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment. The USNA receives approximately 550,000 visitors on the grounds each year. Many garden clubs and societies utilize the USNA grounds to showcase their activities. The USNA is a national SUMMARY: Title: WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Forms and Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0584–0447. Summary of Collection: The FMNP is authorized by Section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(m)), (CNA). The purposes of the FMNP are to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from farmers’ markets, and roadside stands to WIC participants; to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ markets; and to increase sales at such markets. The FMNP is intended to benefit both the coupon recipients by improving their diets, and the farmers who sell their produce at farmers’ markets by increasing their incomes. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will collect information from each state that receives a grant under the FMNP program in conjunction with the preparation of annual financial and recipient reports. Need and Use of the Information: FNS uses the information collection to assess how each FMNP State agency operates; to ensure the accountability of State agencies, local agencies, and farmers/ farmers’ markets/roadside stands; to make program management decisions; and to report to Congress as needed. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; individuals or household; business or other for-profit, farms. Number of Respondents: 7,946. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 23,661. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22874 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. National Arboretum; Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), Agricultural Research Service, USDA. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and Request for Comment. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57870 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices center for public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment. Section 890(b) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, Public Law 104–127 (1996 Act), expanded the authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture to charge reasonable fees for the use of USNA facilities and grounds. These authorities include the ability to charge fees for temporary use by individuals or groups of USNA facilities and grounds in furtherance of the mission of the USNA. Also, authority was provided to charge fees for tram tours and for the use of the USNA for commercial photography and cinematography. All rules and regulations noted in 7 CFR part 500, subpart 2A, conducted on the USNA property will apply to individuals or groups granted approval to use the facilities and grounds. In order to administer the use of the USNA facilities and to determine if the requested use is consistent with the mission of the USNA, it is necessary for the USNA to obtain information from the requestor. Each request will require the completion of an application and submission of an application fee. The application is simple and requires only information readily available to the requestor. The requestor is asked to indicate by whom and for what purpose the USNA facilities are to be used. Applications are available in hard copy format as well as electronic format (PDF fillable) on the USNA Web site www.usna.usda.gov. Completed permit requests are received in person, by mail, and by facsimile. Paperwork Reduction Act: In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the information collection and recordkeeping requirements that will be imposed will be submitted to OMB for approval. These requirements will not become effective prior to OMB approval. Estimate of Burden: Estimated Number of Responses: The USNA estimates 230 requests for the use of facilities, 54 for photography and cinematography and 1,606 educational programs and workshops on an annual basis. Estimate of Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total cost for responding is $7,250 for 305 hours of time at $23.77 per hour. Obtaining Permit Requests: In addition to the current process of obtaining the permit requests in person, by mail, and by facsimile (and receiving them back in a like manner), the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 application for photography and cinematography is available on the USNA Web site: www.usna.usda.gov/ Information/facilities/ photographyapp.pdf. The PDF fillable application for the use of facilities is available on the Web site and can be submitted electronically to USNA. Completed hard copies of permit requests can be submitted to the Administrative Office, USDA, ARS, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20002. Comments: Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection 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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of collection on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Improvement Plan (Committee) is to maintain and ensure industry involvement in Federal administration of matters pertaining to poultry health. The Committee Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson shall be elected by the Committee from among its members. There are seven members on the Committee. The poultry industry elects the members of the Committee. The members represent six geographic areas with one member-at-large. Done in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of September 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–22887 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Nominations Open for the Vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition [FR Doc. 2014–22837 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Nominations open for the vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. BILLING CODE 3410–03–P SUMMARY: Dated: September 15, 2014. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, ARS. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0071] General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of renewal. AGENCY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture has renewed the charter of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (Committee) for a 2year period. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Denise L. Brinson, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, USDA, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094; (770) 922–3496. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: FNS is seeking nominations for 9 vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition (Council). The Council is composed of 24 members. Members of the Council from outside USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are appointed for 3-year terms. State and local officials may serve only during their official tenure. Parent participants are appointed for 2-year terms. Members appointed from USDA and HHS serve at the pleasure of their respective Secretaries. The Council studies the operation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and related programs such as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Categories of membership are specified by law. To assure a balance of differing views, Council members are drawn from Federal, State and local governments, industry and organizations with a common interest in the management of WIC and CSFP, including parent participants in both programs. The vacant positions include: State WIC Program Director The individual responsible for administering the WIC Program at the E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


U.S. National Arboretum; Notice of Intent To Renew Information 
Collection

AGENCY: U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), Agricultural Research Service, 
USDA.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on the 
intent of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) to renew an information 
collection that expires February 28, 2015. The information collection 
serves as a means to collect for certain use of the facilities, 
grounds, programs and services. This includes fees for educational 
programs and workshops and for use of the grounds and facilities, as 
well as for commercial photography and cinematography. Fees generated 
will be used to defray USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the 
USNA.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 25, 2014 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: margaret.pooler@ars.usda.gov.
     Fax: 202-245-4514
     Mail: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, Beltsville Area, 
Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 
20002
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Director, U.S. National Arboretum, 
Beltsville Area, Agricultural Research Service, 3501 New York Avenue 
NE., Washington, DC 20002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Use of the Grounds and Facilities as Well As Commercial 
Photography and Cinematography.
    OMB Number: 0518-0024
    Expiration Date: 3 years from date of approval.
    Type of Request: Renewal of approved information collection.
    Abstract: The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) is to 
serve the public need for scientific research, education, and gardens 
that conserve and showcase plants to enhance the environment. The USNA 
is a 446-acre facility, open to the general public for purposes of 
education and passive recreation. The USNA is a national center for 
public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and 
aesthetically pleasing environment. The USNA receives approximately 
550,000 visitors on the grounds each year. Many garden clubs and 
societies utilize the USNA grounds to showcase their activities. The 
USNA is a national

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center for public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and 
aesthetically pleasing environment.
    Section 890(b) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform 
Act of 1996, Public Law 104-127 (1996 Act), expanded the authorities of 
the Secretary of Agriculture to charge reasonable fees for the use of 
USNA facilities and grounds. These authorities include the ability to 
charge fees for temporary use by individuals or groups of USNA 
facilities and grounds in furtherance of the mission of the USNA. Also, 
authority was provided to charge fees for tram tours and for the use of 
the USNA for commercial photography and cinematography. All rules and 
regulations noted in 7 CFR part 500, subpart 2A, conducted on the USNA 
property will apply to individuals or groups granted approval to use 
the facilities and grounds. In order to administer the use of the USNA 
facilities and to determine if the requested use is consistent with the 
mission of the USNA, it is necessary for the USNA to obtain information 
from the requestor. Each request will require the completion of an 
application and submission of an application fee. The application is 
simple and requires only information readily available to the 
requestor. The requestor is asked to indicate by whom and for what 
purpose the USNA facilities are to be used. Applications are available 
in hard copy format as well as electronic format (PDF fillable) on the 
USNA Web site www.usna.usda.gov. Completed permit requests are received 
in person, by mail, and by facsimile.
    Paperwork Reduction Act: In accordance with the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) implementing 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the 
information collection and recordkeeping requirements that will be 
imposed will be submitted to OMB for approval. These requirements will 
not become effective prior to OMB approval.
    Estimate of Burden:
    Estimated Number of Responses: The USNA estimates 230 requests for 
the use of facilities, 54 for photography and cinematography and 1,606 
educational programs and workshops on an annual basis.
    Estimate of Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total cost for 
responding is $7,250 for 305 hours of time at $23.77 per hour.
    Obtaining Permit Requests: In addition to the current process of 
obtaining the permit requests in person, by mail, and by facsimile (and 
receiving them back in a like manner), the application for photography 
and cinematography is available on the USNA Web site: 
www.usna.usda.gov/Information/facilities/photographyapp.pdf.
    The PDF fillable application for the use of facilities is available 
on the Web site and can be submitted electronically to USNA. Completed 
hard copies of permit requests can be submitted to the Administrative 
Office, USDA, ARS, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE., 
Washington, DC 20002.
    Comments: Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection 
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, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of 
collection on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology.

    Dated: September 15, 2014.
Chavonda Jacobs-Young,
Administrator, ARS.
[FR Doc. 2014-22837 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-03-P