Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program, 60804-60805 [2014-24012]

Download as PDF 60804 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 195 Wednesday, October 8, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–DA–14–0068] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program 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 (AMS) intention to request an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program. The information collected supports the marketing of dairy products and is used to verify compliance with Federal milk marketing regulations. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 8, 2014, to be considered. Additional Information: Contact Roger Cryan, Director, Economics Division, USDA/AMS/Dairy Program, STOP 0229—Room 2753, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0229; phone: (202) 720–7091; or email: roger.cryan@ ams.usda.gov. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or to Roger Cryan, Director, Economics Division, USDA/ AMS/Dairy Program, STOP 0229— Room 2753, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0229; roger.cryan@ams.usda.gov. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, as well as OMB No. 0581–0274 and the Dairy Product asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 Mandatory Reporting Program. Comments will be made available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours or can be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Dairy Products Mandatory Sales Reporting. OMB Number: 0581–0274. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), as amended, persons engaged in manufacturing dairy products are required to provide to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) certain information, including the price, quantity, and moisture content, where applicable, of dairy products sold by the manufacturer. Manufacturers and other persons storing dairy products must also report to USDA information on the quantity of dairy products stored. This information is used by USDA to help administer Federal programs and is used by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program (7 CFR part 1170), various manufacturer reports are filed electronically on a weekly basis. USDA publishes composites of the information obtained to help industry members make informed marketing decisions regarding dairy products. The information is also used to establish minimum prices for Class III and Class IV milk under Federal milk marketing orders. Additional paper forms are filed by manufacturers on an annual basis to validate participation in the mandatory reporting program. USDA uses the information collected to verify compliance with applicable regulations. Only authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS Dairy Program’s regional and headquarters staff, have access to information provided on the forms. Requesting public comments on the information collection and forms described below is part of the process to obtain approval through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Forms PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 needing OMB approval are contained in OMB No. 0581–0274 and include forms for reporting cheddar cheese price, volume, and moisture content (DY–202 and DY–203); butter price and volume (DY–201); nonfat dry milk price and volume (DY–205); and dry whey price and volume (DY–204). Annual validation information is reported on Forms DA–230 and DA–230–S. Manufacturers and others who are required to file reports under this program must also maintain original records associated with the sale and storage of dairy products for two years and must make those records available to USDA upon request. Manufacturers who produce and market less than one million pounds of cheddar cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk, or dry whey are exempt from the reporting requirements for those products. No changes have been made to the reporting forms. The estimated number of respondents who should file each form has decreased. Therefore, the total hours necessary to complete the forms has been decreased. Information collection requirements included in this request for an extension are as follows: (1) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 40-Pound Blocks Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 40-pound blocks. Each reporting entity may report for a single cheddar cheese plant or it may report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 277 hours. (2) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 500-Pound Barrels Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 500-pound barrels. Each reporting entity may report for a E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Notices single cheddar cheese plant or it may report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours. (3) Dairy Products Sales, Butter Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Butter manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single butter plant or it may report for more than one butter plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 19. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 329 hours. (4) Dairy Products Sales, Nonfat Dry Milk Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single NFDM plant or it may report for more than one NFDM plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 485 hours. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (5) Dairy Products Sales, Dry Whey Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Dry whey manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single dry whey plant or it may report for more than one dry whey plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 19. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 329 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 60805 (6) Annual Validation Survey DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per year for each report submitted. Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 181. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 60 hours. Farm Service Agency (7) Survey Follow-Up, Verification Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 minutes for each contact from AMS. Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending upon how the business is structured. AMS may contact manufacturers as necessary to follow up on missing or incomplete reports and ensure that accurate information is provided by manufacturers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the 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 through 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 also become a matter of public record. Dated: October 3, 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. 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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-DA-14-0068]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory 
Reporting Program

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 (AMS) intention to request an extension and revision of a 
currently approved information collection under the Dairy Product 
Mandatory Reporting Program. The information collected supports the 
marketing of dairy products and is used to verify compliance with 
Federal milk marketing regulations.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 8, 2014, to 
be considered.
    Additional Information: Contact Roger Cryan, Director, Economics 
Division, USDA/AMS/Dairy Program, STOP 0229--Room 2753, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0229; phone: (202) 720-
7091; or email: roger.cryan@ams.usda.gov.
    Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to Roger Cryan, 
Director, Economics Division, USDA/AMS/Dairy Program, STOP 0229--Room 
2753, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0229; 
roger.cryan@ams.usda.gov. Comments should reference the docket number 
and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, as 
well as OMB No. 0581-0274 and the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting 
Program. Comments will be made available for public inspection in the 
above office during regular business hours or can be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received will be posted without 
change, including any personal information provided.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Dairy Products Mandatory Sales Reporting.
    OMB Number: 0581-0274.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 
1621 et seq.), as amended, persons engaged in manufacturing dairy 
products are required to provide to the Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) certain information, including the price, quantity, and moisture 
content, where applicable, of dairy products sold by the manufacturer. 
Manufacturers and other persons storing dairy products must also report 
to USDA information on the quantity of dairy products stored. This 
information is used by USDA to help administer Federal programs and is 
used by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting 
supplies of milk and milk products.
    Under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program (7 CFR part 
1170), various manufacturer reports are filed electronically on a 
weekly basis. USDA publishes composites of the information obtained to 
help industry members make informed marketing decisions regarding dairy 
products. The information is also used to establish minimum prices for 
Class III and Class IV milk under Federal milk marketing orders. 
Additional paper forms are filed by manufacturers on an annual basis to 
validate participation in the mandatory reporting program. USDA uses 
the information collected to verify compliance with applicable 
regulations.
    Only authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS Dairy 
Program's regional and headquarters staff, have access to information 
provided on the forms.
    Requesting public comments on the information collection and forms 
described below is part of the process to obtain approval through the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Forms needing OMB approval are 
contained in OMB No. 0581-0274 and include forms for reporting cheddar 
cheese price, volume, and moisture content (DY-202 and DY-203); butter 
price and volume (DY-201); nonfat dry milk price and volume (DY-205); 
and dry whey price and volume (DY-204). Annual validation information 
is reported on Forms DA-230 and DA-230-S. Manufacturers and others who 
are required to file reports under this program must also maintain 
original records associated with the sale and storage of dairy products 
for two years and must make those records available to USDA upon 
request. Manufacturers who produce and market less than one million 
pounds of cheddar cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk, or dry whey are 
exempt from the reporting requirements for those products.
    No changes have been made to the reporting forms. The estimated 
number of respondents who should file each form has decreased. 
Therefore, the total hours necessary to complete the forms has been 
decreased.
    Information collection requirements included in this request for an 
extension are as follows:

(1) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 40-Pound Blocks

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 40-pound blocks. Each 
reporting entity may report for a single cheddar cheese plant or it may 
report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon how the 
business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 277 hours.

(2) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 500-Pound Barrels

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 500-pound barrels. 
Each reporting entity may report for a

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single cheddar cheese plant or it may report for more than one cheddar 
cheese plant, depending upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours.

(3) Dairy Products Sales, Butter

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Butter manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report 
for a single butter plant or it may report for more than one butter 
plant, depending upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 329 hours.

(4) Dairy Products Sales, Nonfat Dry Milk

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) manufacturers. Each reporting 
entity may report for a single NFDM plant or it may report for more 
than one NFDM plant, depending upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 28.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 485 hours.

(5) Dairy Products Sales, Dry Whey

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Dry whey manufacturers. Each reporting entity may 
report for a single dry whey plant or it may report for more than one 
dry whey plant, depending upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 329 hours.

(6) Annual Validation Survey

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per year for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report 
for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending 
upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 181.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 60 hours.

(7) Survey Follow-Up, Verification

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 5 minutes for each contact from 
AMS.
    Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report 
for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending 
upon how the business is structured. AMS may contact manufacturers as 
necessary to follow up on missing or incomplete reports and ensure that 
accurate information is provided by manufacturers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the 
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 through 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 also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: October 3, 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-24012 Filed 10-7-14; 8:45 am]
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