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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices engineered organism will pose a risk to agriculture or the environment if grown in the absence of regulations by APHIS. The information is also provided to State departments of agriculture for review, and made available to the public and private sectors on the Internet to ensure that all sectors are kept informed concerning any potential risks posed through the use of genetic engineering technology. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 121. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 3,308. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27861 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 19, 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. 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Summary of Collection: The primary function of the Economic Research Service (ERS) is to provide economic and social science research, analysis for public and private decisions on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America, and to disseminate data under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a) and 7 U.S.C. 2026(a)(1). ERS envisions to conduct experimental economic research to further an ongoing initiative that would use insight from behavioral economic to provide economic intelligence, research, and analysis to inform agricultural resource and conservation policies. ERS plans on using a number of research techniques including laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, pilot experiments, and respondent debriefing to develop and implement state-of-theart research methodologies to better inform and advance scientific understanding for its customers in response to both specific requests and in anticipation of future need. This request is being sought as a continuing pilot of the concept of using a generic approval mechanism for the type of experiments listed above. As such, experiments will be limited to two topic areas: Conservation and nutrition. ERS does not intend to use the information collected under this approval for purposes of developing or evaluating policy. ERS does not intend to invoke CIPSEA for the collection, but instead intends to protect respondent information under the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002. Need and Use of the Information: Information collected from experiments will allow ERS to develop and implement state-of-the-art research methodologies to better inform and advance scientific understanding for its customers in response to both specific request and to anticipation of future need. ERS will use a number of research techniques, as appropriate to the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70157 individual investigation. These include laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, pilot experiments, and respondent debriefing. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 6,900. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 7,025. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27862 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 19, 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 19, 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 displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Economic Research Service

    Title: A Pilot Generic Clearance To Conduct Experimental Economic 
Research.
    OMB Control Number: 0536-0070.
    Summary of Collection: The primary function of the Economic 
Research Service (ERS) is to provide economic and social science 
research, analysis for public and private decisions on agriculture, 
food, natural resources, and rural America, and to disseminate data 
under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a) and 7 U.S.C. 2026(a)(1). ERS 
envisions to conduct experimental economic research to further an 
ongoing initiative that would use insight from behavioral economic to 
provide economic intelligence, research, and analysis to inform 
agricultural resource and conservation policies. ERS plans on using a 
number of research techniques including laboratory and field 
techniques, exploratory interviews, pilot experiments, and respondent 
debriefing to develop and implement state-of-the-art research 
methodologies to better inform and advance scientific understanding for 
its customers in response to both specific requests and in anticipation 
of future need. This request is being sought as a continuing pilot of 
the concept of using a generic approval mechanism for the type of 
experiments listed above. As such, experiments will be limited to two 
topic areas: Conservation and nutrition. ERS does not intend to use the 
information collected under this approval for purposes of developing or 
evaluating policy. ERS does not intend to invoke CIPSEA for the 
collection, but instead intends to protect respondent information under 
the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002.
    Need and Use of the Information: Information collected from 
experiments will allow ERS to develop and implement state-of-the-art 
research methodologies to better inform and advance scientific 
understanding for its customers in response to both specific request 
and to anticipation of future need. ERS will use a number of research 
techniques, as appropriate to the individual investigation. These 
include laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, pilot 
experiments, and respondent debriefing.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 6,900.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 7,025.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27862 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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