Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 64385 [2015-26891]

Download as PDF 64385 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 205 Friday, October 23, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service Agricultural Marketing Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 19, 2015. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503. Commenters 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by November 23, 2015. Copies of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 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. Title: Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate and Objective Description of Variety. OMB Control Number: 0581–0055. Summary of Collection: The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) (December 24, 1970; 84 Stat. 1542, 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.) was established to encourage the development of novel varieties of sexually-reproduced plants and make them available to the public, providing intellectual property rights (IPR) protection to those who breed, develop, or discover such novel varieties, and thereby promote progress in agriculture in the public interest. The PVPA is a voluntary user funded program that grants intellectual property ownership rights to breeders of new and novel seed-and tuber-reproduced plant varieties. To obtain these rights the applicant must provide information that shows the variety is eligible for protection and that it is indeed new, distinct, uniform, and stable, as the law requires. Applicants are provided with applications to identify the information that is required to issue a certificate of protection. Need and Use of the Information: Applicants must complete the ST–470, ‘‘Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate,’’ and the ST–470 series of forms, ‘‘Objective Description of Variety’’ along with other forms. The Agricultural Marketing Service will use the information from the applicant to be evaluated by examiners to determine if the variety is eligible for protection under the PVPA. If this information were not collected there will be no basis for issuing certificate of protection, and no way for applicants to request protection. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 86. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Other (varies). Total Burden Hours: 2,907. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–26891 Filed 10–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2015–0059] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Citrus From Peru Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with importation of citrus from Peru. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 22, 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-2015-0059. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2015–0059, 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-2015-0059 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 19, 2015.
    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. 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), New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office 
Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503. Commenters 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.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by November 23, 2015. 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 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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate and 
Objective Description of Variety.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0055.
    Summary of Collection: The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) 
(December 24, 1970; 84 Stat. 1542, 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.) was 
established to encourage the development of novel varieties of 
sexually-reproduced plants and make them available to the public, 
providing intellectual property rights (IPR) protection to those who 
breed, develop, or discover such novel varieties, and thereby promote 
progress in agriculture in the public interest. The PVPA is a voluntary 
user funded program that grants intellectual property ownership rights 
to breeders of new and novel seed-and tuber-reproduced plant varieties. 
To obtain these rights the applicant must provide information that 
shows the variety is eligible for protection and that it is indeed new, 
distinct, uniform, and stable, as the law requires. Applicants are 
provided with applications to identify the information that is required 
to issue a certificate of protection.
    Need and Use of the Information: Applicants must complete the ST-
470, ``Application for Plant Variety Protection Certificate,'' and the 
ST-470 series of forms, ``Objective Description of Variety'' along with 
other forms. The Agricultural Marketing Service will use the 
information from the applicant to be evaluated by examiners to 
determine if the variety is eligible for protection under the PVPA. If 
this information were not collected there will be no basis for issuing 
certificate of protection, and no way for applicants to request 
protection.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 86.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Other (varies).
    Total Burden Hours: 2,907.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-26891 Filed 10-22-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P