Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 32524-32525 [2015-14047]

Download as PDF 32524 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 110 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES June 3, 2015. 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 and other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by July 9, 2015 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503. Commentors are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Forest Service Title: Grazing Permit Administration Forms. OMB Control Number: 0596–0003. Summary of Collection: Domestic livestock grazing occurs on approximately 92 million acres of National Forest Service (NFS) lands. This grazing is subject to authorization and administrative oversight by the Forest Service (FS). The information is required for the issuance and administration of grazing permits, including fee collections, on NFS land as authorized by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 1976, as amended, and subsequent Secretary of Agriculture Regulation 5 U.S. C. 301, 36 CFR 222, subparts A and C. The bills for collection of grazing fees are based on the number of domestic livestock grazed on national forest lands and are a direct result of issuance of the grazing permit. Information must be collected on an individual basis and is collected through the permit issuance and administration process. FS will collect information using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information on the ownership or control of livestock and base ranch property and the need for additional grazing to round out year long ranching operations. FS uses the information collected in administering the grazing use program on NFS land. If information were not collected it would be impossible for the agency to administer a grazing use program in accordance with the statutes and regulations. Description of Respondents: Farms; business or other for-profit; individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 1,361. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Other (as needed basis). Total Burden Hours: 529. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–13994 Filed 6–8–15; 08:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 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. AGENCY: 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, the Stocks Reports. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 10, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0007, by any of the following methods: • Email: OMBofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (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–OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Stocks Reports. OMB Control Number: 0535—0007. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 110 / Tuesday, June 9, 2015 / Notices 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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, stocks, disposition, and prices The Stocks Report surveys provide estimates of stocks of grains, hops, oilseeds, peanuts, potatoes, and rice that are stored off-farm. These off-farm stocks are combined with on-farm stocks to estimate stocks in all positions. The grain Stocks Reports are a principle economic indicator as defined by OMB. Stocks statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs; by State agencies to develop, research, and promote the marketing of products; and by producers and buyers to find their best market opportunity(s). The Stocks Reports are instrumental in providing timely, accurate data to help grain market participants. Since the previous approval, NASS has made several changes that have resulted in a significant reduction in number of respondents contacted and the overall respondent burden. The potato stocks survey was changed from a monthly survey to a quarterly survey. The potato price survey has been dropped from this renewal. The sample size for the offfarm grain and oilseed operations has been decreased by approximately 500 operations (quarterly), due to mergers of some operations and improved sampling of operations by NASS. The current expiration date for this docket is January 31, 2016. NASS intends to request that the survey be approved for another 3 years. 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, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 Estimate of Burden: This information collection comprises 11 individual surveys that are conducted either 1, 4, 5, or 12 times a year for an estimated total of 23,000 responses. Average reporting burden for this collection of information ranges from 10 to 25 minutes per response. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,700. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,500 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, May 26, 2015. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–14047 Filed 6–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2015–0007] Notice of Availability of Proposed Changes to Section I of the Louisiana Field Office Technical Guide for Public Review and Comment Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NRCS is proposing to revise Section I of the Louisiana Field Office Technical Guide to include ‘‘Guidance for Louisiana Food Security Act Wetland Determinations including Offsite Methods’’ which will replace the existing ‘‘Louisiana Conventions and Procedures for Performing Wetland Delineations’’ (commonly referred as State Wetland Mapping Conventions). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32525 Effective Date: This notice is effective June 9, 2015. Guidance for Louisiana Food Security Act Wetland Determinations including Offsite Methods is in final draft, subject to revision and will be utilized immediately in order to better service requests for wetland determinations for compliance with the Food Security Act of 1985 (as amended) in a timely manner. Comment Date: Submit comments on or before July 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted, identified by Docket Number NRCS–2015–0007, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or hand-delivery: Submit state specific comments to the Louisiana NRCS State Office, located at 3737 Government Street, Alexandria, LA 71302. • NRCS will post all comments on https://www.regulations.gov. In general, personal information provided with comments will be posted. If your comment includes your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information, your comments, including personal information, may be available to the public. You may ask in your comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from public view, but this cannot be guaranteed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin D.Norton, State Conservationist. Phone: 318–473–7751 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Guidance for Louisiana Food Security Act Wetland Determinations including Offsite Methods will be used as part of the technical documents and procedures to conduct wetland determinations on agricultural land as required by 16 U.S.C. 3822. NRCS is required by 16 U.S.C. 3862 to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to standards and procedures used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. All comments will be considered. If no comments are received, Guidance for Louisiana Food Security Act Wetland Determinations including Offsite Methods will be considered final. Electronic copies of the proposed Guidance for Louisiana Food Security Act Wetland Determinations including Offsite Methods are available through https://www.regulations.gov by accessing Docket No. NRCS–2015–0007. Alternatively, copies can be downloaded or printed from the Louisiana NRCS Web site located at DATES: E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32524-32525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14047]


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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, the Stocks Reports. Revision to burden 
hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target 
population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 10, 2015 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0007, by any of the following methods:
     Email: OMBofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (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-OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Stocks Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 0535--0007.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2016.

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    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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, stocks, disposition, and prices
    The Stocks Report surveys provide estimates of stocks of grains, 
hops, oilseeds, peanuts, potatoes, and rice that are stored off-farm. 
These off-farm stocks are combined with on-farm stocks to estimate 
stocks in all positions. The grain Stocks Reports are a principle 
economic indicator as defined by OMB. Stocks statistics are used by the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs; by State 
agencies to develop, research, and promote the marketing of products; 
and by producers and buyers to find their best market opportunity(s). 
The Stocks Reports are instrumental in providing timely, accurate data 
to help grain market participants. Since the previous approval, NASS 
has made several changes that have resulted in a significant reduction 
in number of respondents contacted and the overall respondent burden. 
The potato stocks survey was changed from a monthly survey to a 
quarterly survey. The potato price survey has been dropped from this 
renewal. The sample size for the off-farm grain and oilseed operations 
has been decreased by approximately 500 operations (quarterly), due to 
mergers of some operations and improved sampling of operations by NASS.
    The current expiration date for this docket is January 31, 2016. 
NASS intends to request that the survey be approved for another 3 
years.
    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, 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: This information collection comprises 11 
individual surveys that are conducted either 1, 4, 5, or 12 times a 
year for an estimated total of 23,000 responses. Average reporting 
burden for this collection of information ranges from 10 to 25 minutes 
per response.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,500 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, May 26, 2015.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2015-14047 Filed 6-8-15; 8:45 am]
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