Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery, 59725-59726 [2015-25054]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2015–0066] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Packaging and Labeling Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: New information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request approval of a new information collection concerning packaging and labeling for products approved in accordance with the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS–2015–0066. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2015–0066, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS–2015–0066 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. SUMMARY: For information on packaging and labeling requirements for products approved under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act, contact Dr. Donna L. Malloy, Section Leader, Operational Support, Center for Veterinary Biologics Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 148, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–3426. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2727. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 Title: Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Packaging and Labeling. OMB Control Number: 0579–XXXX. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Abstract: Under the Virus-SerumToxin Act (the Act, 21 U.S.C. 151–159) and regulations issued under the Act, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) grants licenses or permits for biological products which are pure, safe, potent, and efficacious when used according to label instructions. The regulations in 9 CFR part 112, ‘‘Packaging and Labeling’’ (referred to below as the regulations), prescribe requirements for the packaging and labeling of veterinary biological products including requirements applicable to final container labels, carton labels, and enclosures. The main purpose of the regulations in part 112 is to regulate the packaging and labeling of veterinary biologics in a comprehensive manner, which includes ensuring that labeling provides adequate instructions for the proper use of the product, including vaccination schedules, warnings, and cautions. Complete labeling (either on the product or accompanying the product) must be reviewed and approved by APHIS in accordance with the regulations in part 112 prior to their use. On January 13, 2011, we published in the Federal Register (76 FR 2268–2277, Docket No. APHIS–2008–0008) a proposal 1 to amend the regulations to make veterinary biologics labeling requirements more consistent with current science and veterinary practice. Among other things, for labels for export, we proposed to require licensees and permitees to complete, and submit to APHIS, the Transmittal of Labels and Circulars or Outlines form (APHIS Form 2015), maintain label records, and for labels that do not comply with APHIS regulations for packaging and labeling, to provide written authorization statements from foreign veterinary officials of the importing country stating that the labels for export comply with the requirements of their country (importing country). When we listed the above information collection activities in the proposed rule, we inadvertently did not obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). By this notice, we are asking OMB to approve our use of this information collection for 3 years and to assign an OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1 To view the proposed rule and the comments we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/# !docketDetail;D=APHIS-2008-0008. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59725 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 0.1058 hours per response. Respondents: Foreign veterinary authorities and U.S. importers and exporters of veterinary biological products. Estimated annual number of respondents: 200. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.5. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,700. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 180 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.) 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 28th day of September 2015. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25078 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Farm Service Agency, USDA. 30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval from AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 59726 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). DATES: Comments must be submitted by November 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Ruth Brown (202) 720–8958 or Charlene Parker (202) 720–8681. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. The Agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of June 10, 2015 (80 FR 32929). [Insert summary of comments and response, if applicable]. Farm Service Agency 0560—New Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Average Expected Annual Number of activities: [Agency Estimate]. Respondents: 5,000. Annual responses: 5,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average minutes per response: 60. Burden hours: 5,000. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–25054 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Nominations Open for the Vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations open for the vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition. ACTION: FNS is seeking nominations for 8 vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition (Council). The Council is composed of 24 members. Members of the Council from outside USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are appointed for 3-year terms. State and local officials may serve only during their official tenure. Parent participants are appointed for 2-year terms. Members appointed from USDA and HHS serve at the pleasure of their respective Secretaries. The Council studies the operation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and related programs such as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Categories of membership are specified by law. To assure a balance of differing views, Council members are drawn from Federal, State and local governments, industry, and organizations with a common interest in the management of WIC and CSFP, including parent participants in both programs. The vacant positions include: SUMMARY: State CSFP Director The individual responsible for administering the CSFP at the State level. Has operational knowledge about all aspects of CSFP management. State Health Officer The official usually referred to as the health commissioner or director, who heads the State health department. This person is responsible for overseeing a wide range of public health services provided by the State health agency. State Public Health Nutrition Director The official of the State health department responsible for directing public health nutrition services, which include the areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition, elderly nutrition, and nutrition for persons with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases. Official From a State Agency Serving Predominantly Indians Individual responsible for WIC Program Operations for an Indian Tribal Organization. WIC authorizing legislation allows Indian tribes, bands or groups that are recognized by the Department of Interior to operate as State agencies independent of geographic WIC State agencies. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 191 (Friday, October 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59725-59726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25054]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative 
Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: 30-Day notice of submission of information collection approval 
from

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the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the 
process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) has 
submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): 
``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on 
Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).

DATES: Comments must be submitted by November 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the Desk Officer for 
Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to 
Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, 
DC 20250-7602.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact Ruth Brown (202) 720-8958 or Charlene Parker (202) 720-
8681.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback 
on Agency Service Delivery.
    Abstract: The information collection activity will garner 
qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely 
manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving 
service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that 
provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not 
statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be 
generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide 
insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and 
expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus 
attention on areas where communication, training or changes in 
operations might improve delivery of products or services. These 
collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable 
communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. 
It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement 
of program management.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful 
information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the 
study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to 
have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other 
generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results.
    The Agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice 
published in the Federal Register of June 10, 2015 (80 FR 32929). 
[Insert summary of comments and response, if applicable].

Farm Service Agency 0560--New

    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Average Expected Annual Number of activities: [Agency Estimate].
    Respondents: 5,000.
    Annual responses: 5,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 60.
    Burden hours: 5,000.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-25054 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]
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