Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection, 70159-70160 [2014-27896]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices herd management plans, disease reporting, animal movement recordkeeping, fee basis agreement and statement of work, electronic funds transfer agreement, producer reimbursement for biosecurity activities (Vendor Agreement and Statement of Work, Biosecurity Payment Certification Sheet, and review of Statement of Services Performed (VS 8–18)), agreements and workplans that include Standard Form (SF) 424 (Application for Federal Assistance), Request for Advance Reimbursement (SF 270), and State control orders or quarantines. In addition to the above approved information collection activities, we are also adding invoicing for herd plan completion, a reimbursement form (VS 8–19), State and Tribal involvement in SECD documentation and reporting, and declaration of negative (status). We are asking OMB to approve these information collection activities, as described, for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.47 hours per response. Respondents: Pork producers, accredited veterinarians, State animal health officials, and personnel from approved laboratories. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 43. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 64,965. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 162,200 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of November 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27900 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 26, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0020, 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) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70159 (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@ nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0020. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2015. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are planned for the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production Survey will continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under 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 (7 U.S.C. 2276), which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 70160 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637– 1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law 106–532. 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, ‘‘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: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 11 minutes per response. This average is based on the 7 different surveys in the information collection: 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 1 annual. The estimated total number of responses is 63,100 annually, with an average annual frequency of 4.44 responses per respondent. NASS also plans to increase the use of cover letters to explain the importance and uses of this data series along with how the respondent can access and report their data using the secure internet connection that NASS will be using. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,100 hours. 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, November 14, 2014. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–27896 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [11/14/2014 through 11/18/2014] Firm name Genesis Acquisition Company, Inc., d/b/a Northland Furniture Company. Main Street Pedicabs, Inc ...... Firm address Date accepted for investigation Product(s) 681 SE Glenwood Drive, Suite 5, Bend, OR 97702. 11/18/2014 The firm manufactures wood products, molding, panels, veneer or laminated panels. 11811 Upham Street, #9, Broomfield, CO 80020. 11/14/2014 Perennial Energy, LLC ........... 1375 County Road 8690, West Plains, MO 65775. 11/18/2014 Vforge, Inc .............................. 5567 West 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214. 1708 H Avenue, Thurston, NE 68062. 1570 Water Street, Southington, CT 06489. 11/14/2014 The firm manufactures human powered transportation pedicabs, made of steel frames, fiberglass bodies, and bicycle components. The firm manufactures customized biogas handling systems (Skids, Flares)—extract/remove waste gases from landfills, digesters & other sources. The firm manufactures high precision aluminum alloy forged components for various industries. The firm manufactures agricultural equipment. Thurston Manufacturing, Inc .. wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES American Standard Company, Inc. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 11/18/2014 11/12/2014 The firm manufactures fiber optic wire strippers, dog tags, blades for knives, tree pruning tools, various metal stamped products and various tools assemblies. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70159-70160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27896]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics 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 the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently 
approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. 
Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 26, 2015 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0020, 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) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0020.
    Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2015.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and 
disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, 
on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the 
Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic 
agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy 
products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data 
are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and 
condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. 
Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal 
programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting 
supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are planned for 
the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production Survey will 
continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) 
and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be 
published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of cows 
milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey 
months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, 
regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued 
the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by 
the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the 
Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) 
of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.
    Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under 
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 (7 U.S.C. 2276), which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents.

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    Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market 
Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act 
of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637-1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to 
report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy 
products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report 
information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer 
that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy 
products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, 
statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that 
ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of 
persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification 
by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law 106-532. 
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, ``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: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 11 minutes per response. This 
average is based on the 7 different surveys in the information 
collection: 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 1 annual. The estimated total 
number of responses is 63,100 annually, with an average annual 
frequency of 4.44 responses per respondent. NASS also plans to increase 
the use of cover letters to explain the importance and uses of this 
data series along with how the respondent can access and report their 
data using the secure internet connection that NASS will be using.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,100 hours.
    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, November 14, 2014.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-27896 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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