Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 64360-64361 [2014-25634]

Download as PDF 64360 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Generic Clearance To Conduct Pre-Testing of Surveys Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection to conduct various procedures to test questionnaires and survey procedures to improve the quality and usability of information collection instruments. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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 shall 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 that were 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, including use of SUMMARY: appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Lynnette Thomas, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Lynnette Thomas at 703–305–2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance to Conduct Pre-Testing. Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: To be assigned. Expiration Date: To be assigned. Type of Request: New collection. Abstract: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that will allow FNS to conduct a variety of data-gathering activities aimed at improving the quality and usability of information collection instruments associated with research and analysis activities. Estimated number respondents Collection instruments Responses annually per respondent The data-gathering activities utilized to this effect include but are not limited to experiments with levels of incentives for study participants, tests of various types of survey operations, focus groups, cognitive laboratory activities, pilot testing, exploratory interviews, experiments with questionnaire design, and usability testing of electronic data collection instruments. FNS envisions using a variety of techniques including field tests, respondent debriefing questionnaires, cognitive interviews, and focus groups in order to identify questionnaire and procedural problems, suggest solutions, and measure the relative effectiveness of alternative solutions. Following standard OMB requirements, FNS will submit a change request to OMB for each data collection activity undertaken under this generic clearance. FNS will provide OMB with the instruments and supporting materials describing the research project and specific pre-testing activities. Affected Public: The respondents will be identified at the time that each change request is submitted to OMB. Respondents will include State, Local and Tribal Government; Individual/ Households; and Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,500 hours. Total annual responses Estimated avg. number of hours per response Estimated total hours Reporting Burden: Pre-testing activities .............................. 1,500 1 1,500 1 1,500 Total Reporting Burden ................................................ 1,500 1 1,500 1 1,500 Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25723 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments should be received on or before December 29, 2014 to be assured of consideration. DATES: Mail or deliver comments to William Janis, International Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, ADDRESSES: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign SUMMARY: Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs described in 7 CFR part 1530. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated above or telephone at (202) 720–2194, or by email at: William.Janis@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Sugar Imported for Export as Refined Sugar or as a Sugar-Containing Product, or used in the Production of Certain Polyhydric Alcohols. OMB Number: 0551–0015. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the Sugar Import Licensing Program is to permit entry of raw cane sugar, unrestricted by the quantitative limit established by the sugar tariff-rate quota, for re-export in refined form or in a sugar containing product or for the production of certain polyhydric alcohols. These programs are in use by as many as 250 licensees currently eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR part 1530, licensees are required to submit the following: (1) ‘‘Application for a license’’ information required for participation as set forth in section 1530.104; (2) ‘‘Regular reporting’’ of import, export, transfer, or use for charges and credits to licenses under section 1530.109; and (3) ‘‘Miscellaneous submission’’ of bonds or letters of credit under section 1530.107, appeals of determinations by the licensing authority under section 1530.112, or requests to the licensing authority for waivers under section 1530.113. In addition, each participant must maintain records on all program reports as set forth in section 1530.110. The information collected is used by the licensing authority to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for program activities. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper operations of these programs. Estimate of Burden: (1) ‘‘Application for a license’’ would require 20 hours per response; (2) ‘‘Regular reporting’’ would require between 10 and 15 minutes per transaction with the number of transactions varying per respondent; and (3) ‘‘miscellaneous submission’’ would require between 1 to 2 hours per bond or letter of credit, 2 to 10 hours per waiver request, and 10 to 100 hours per appeal. Respondents: Sugar refiners, manufacturers of sugar containing products, and producers of polyhydric alcohol. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: New/Renew License: 1; Regular reporting: 75 transactions, total; Miscellaneous: Bonds/letters of credit: 1; Waiver requests: 1; Appeals: 1. Estimated Total Burden Hours on Respondents: 1,739 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. Request of Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for Comments, but should be submitted no later than 60 days from the date of this publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means to communicate information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Dated: October 20, 2014. Philip C. Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25634 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States as described in 7 CFR part 2011. DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 29, 2014 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64361 Mail or deliver comments to William Janis, International Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated above, or telephone at (202) 720–2194; or by email at William.Janis@ fas.usda.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Specialty Sugar Certificate Application. OMB Number: 0551–0025. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The quota system established by Presidential Proclamation 4941 of May 5, 1982, prevented imports of certain sugars used for specialized purposes which originated in countries without quota allocations. Therefore, the regulation at 15 CFR part 2011 (Allocation of TariffRate Quota on Imported Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, subpart B—Specialty Sugar) established terms and conditions under which certificates are issued permitting U.S. importers holding certificates to enter specialty sugars from specialty sugar source countries under the sugar tariff-rate quotas (TRQ). Nothing in this subpart affects the ability to enter specialty sugars at the over-TRQ duty rates. Applicants for certificates for the import of specialty sugars must supply the information required by 15 CFR 2011.205 to be eligible to receive a specialty sugar certificate. The specific information required on an application must be collected from those who wish to participate in the program in order to grant specialty sugar certificates, ensure that imported specialty sugar does not disrupt the current domestic sugar program, and administer the issuance of the certificates effectively. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per response. Respondents: Importers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 37. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 74 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1578. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 209 (Wednesday, October 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25634]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection 
procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs described in 7 CFR part 
1530.

DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 29, 2014 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to William Janis, International 
Economist, Import Policies and Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021,

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1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Janis at the address stated 
above or telephone at (202) 720-2194, or by email at: 
William.Janis@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Sugar Imported for Export as Refined Sugar or as a Sugar-
Containing Product, or used in the Production of Certain Polyhydric 
Alcohols.
    OMB Number: 0551-0015.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the Sugar Import Licensing 
Program is to permit entry of raw cane sugar, unrestricted by the 
quantitative limit established by the sugar tariff-rate quota, for re-
export in refined form or in a sugar containing product or for the 
production of certain polyhydric alcohols. These programs are in use by 
as many as 250 licensees currently eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR 
part 1530, licensees are required to submit the following: (1) 
``Application for a license'' information required for participation as 
set forth in section 1530.104; (2) ``Regular reporting'' of import, 
export, transfer, or use for charges and credits to licenses under 
section 1530.109; and (3) ``Miscellaneous submission'' of bonds or 
letters of credit under section 1530.107, appeals of determinations by 
the licensing authority under section 1530.112, or requests to the 
licensing authority for waivers under section 1530.113.
    In addition, each participant must maintain records on all program 
reports as set forth in section 1530.110. The information collected is 
used by the licensing authority to manage, plan, evaluate, and account 
for program activities. The reports and records are required to ensure 
the proper operations of these programs.
    Estimate of Burden: (1) ``Application for a license'' would require 
20 hours per response; (2) ``Regular reporting'' would require between 
10 and 15 minutes per transaction with the number of transactions 
varying per respondent; and (3) ``miscellaneous submission'' would 
require between 1 to 2 hours per bond or letter of credit, 2 to 10 
hours per waiver request, and 10 to 100 hours per appeal.
    Respondents: Sugar refiners, manufacturers of sugar containing 
products, and producers of polyhydric alcohol.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: New/Renew License: 1; 
Regular reporting: 75 transactions, total; Miscellaneous: Bonds/letters 
of credit: 1; Waiver requests: 1; Appeals: 1.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours on Respondents: 1,739 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie 
Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690-
1578.
    Request of Comments: The public is invited to submit comments and 
suggestions to the above address regarding the accuracy of the burden 
estimate, ways to minimize the burden, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, or any 
other aspect of this collection of information. Comments on issues 
covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act are most useful to OMB if 
received within 30 days of publication of the Notice and Request for 
Comments, but should be submitted no later than 60 days from the date 
of this publication to be assured of consideration. All responses to 
this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also be a matter of public record. Persons 
with disabilities who require an alternative means to communicate 
information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact 
USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Dated: October 20, 2014.
Philip C. Karsting,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25634 Filed 10-28-14; 8:45 am]
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