Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 20466-20467 [2015-08788]

Download as PDF 20466 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 73 / Thursday, April 16, 2015 / Notices The teleconference is open to the public. However, the public is strongly encouraged to RSVP prior to the teleconference to ensure all related documents are shared with public meeting participants. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing 10 days before the planned meeting to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Laurie Schoonhoven, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1123, Washington, DC 20250 or by email to lschoonhoven@fs.fed.us. A summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site listed above within 21 days after the meeting. 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NASS will continue to publish monthly Prices Paid Indexes. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to discontinue the publication of annual prices paid data. These data include prices paid for fuels, feed, seeds, fertilizer, machinery, and chemicals. These prices were published each year in the April SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Apr 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Agricultural Prices report. NASS will continue to collect data on prices paid by farmers and use those data to generate the monthly indexes published in the monthly Prices report. The Prices Paid surveys and publications are approved under OMB #0535–0003. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333, or through the NASS OMB Clearance Officer at ombofficer@ nass.usda.gov. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Discontinuation of the Prices Paid Data found in the April 2015 Agricultural Prices publication. OMB Control Numbers: 0535–0003. Expiration Dates of Approval: May 31, 2016. Type of Request: To discontinue the publication of data from the Prices Paid Surveys. Abstract: The primary functions of the National Agricultural Statistics Service include the collection of data and the preparation and issuance of state and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, prices, and environmental and economic factors. On March 11, 2015, NASS announced via agricultural news media, Prices report subscribers and its Web site that it would be modifying the Agricultural Prices program. www.nass.usda.gov/ Newsroom/Notices/03_11_2015a.asp. For more information about the NASS Prices program, visit: www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Guide_to_ NASS_Surveys/Prices/index.asp Agricultural farm input price data for 2014 and prior years are available at www.nass.usda.gov. Timeline: NASS will discontinue this information publication as of April 16, 2015. Authority: These data were collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a) (General Duties of the Secretary of Agriculture). 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. Estimate of Burden: There will be no change in public reporting burden for this collection of information. Signed at Washington, DC, April 1, 2015. Joseph T. Reilly, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–08785 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection for Field Crops Production. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, the combining of several smaller surveys, and/or changes in questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 15, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0002, 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: Field Crops Production. OMB Control Number: 0535–0002. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2015. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 73 / Thursday, April 16, 2015 / Notices is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Field Crops Production Program consists of probability field crops surveys and supplemental panel surveys. The panel surveys capture unique crop characteristics such as the concentration of crops in localized geographical areas. These surveys are extremely valuable for commodities where acreage and yield are published at the county level. Several of the smaller surveys will be discontinued with this approval. The Alaska Acreage and Production Survey and the Alaska Spring Acreage Survey have been incorporated into the County Estimates Survey and the Quarterly Crops/Stocks surveys. The Sweet Potato Buyers Survey, the Tobacco Forecast Survey, and the Tobacco Buyer Survey have been discontinued, and the data will be collected through the Sweet Potato Price Survey, the Quarterly Crops/Stocks surveys, and the Tobacco Price Inquiry respectively. The total burden has been increased to account for the cover letter and the internet access instruction sheet that will be mailed out to the target samples. Authority: These data will be collected under the 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 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 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 information collection is based on a group of similar surveys with expected response times of 5–20 minutes and a frequency of 1–40 times per year. Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1.27. Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 626,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 194,000 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Apr 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 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, April 1, 2015. Joseph T. Reilly, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–08788 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Oklahoma Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss and Vote Upon a Project Proposal Regarding the School to Prison Pipeline in Oklahoma U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Oklahoma Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. CST for the purpose of discussing the potential speakers and logistics for a July meeting on the school to prison pipeline. Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–811–5436, conference ID: 3877995. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. 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Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Administrative Assistant, Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Oklahoma Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions—3:00 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.; Vicki Limas, Chair Discussion of Proposal on School to Prison Pipeline in Oklahoma—3:05 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.; Oklahoma Advisory Committee Planning Next Steps—3:35 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adjournment—4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. DATES: Public Call Information Dial: 888–466–4462 Conference ID: 7610695 Dated March 3, 2015. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2015–08731 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 73 (Thursday, April 16, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08788]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved 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 revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection for Field Crops Production. Revision to 
burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target 
population, sampling design, the combining of several smaller surveys, 
and/or changes in questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 15, 2015 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0002, 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: Field Crops Production.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0002.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection for 3 years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service

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is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and 
livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Field Crops 
Production Program consists of probability field crops surveys and 
supplemental panel surveys. The panel surveys capture unique crop 
characteristics such as the concentration of crops in localized 
geographical areas. These surveys are extremely valuable for 
commodities where acreage and yield are published at the county level.
    Several of the smaller surveys will be discontinued with this 
approval. The Alaska Acreage and Production Survey and the Alaska 
Spring Acreage Survey have been incorporated into the County Estimates 
Survey and the Quarterly Crops/Stocks surveys. The Sweet Potato Buyers 
Survey, the Tobacco Forecast Survey, and the Tobacco Buyer Survey have 
been discontinued, and the data will be collected through the Sweet 
Potato Price Survey, the Quarterly Crops/Stocks surveys, and the 
Tobacco Price Inquiry respectively. The total burden has been increased 
to account for the cover letter and the internet access instruction 
sheet that will be mailed out to the target samples.
    Authority: These data will be collected under the 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 
as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Pub. L. 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 information 
collection is based on a group of similar surveys with expected 
response times of 5-20 minutes and a frequency of 1-40 times per year. 
Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1.27.
    Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 626,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 194,000 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, April 1, 2015.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2015-08788 Filed 4-15-15; 8:45 am]
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