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[FR Doc. 2015–30878 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES December 2, 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 or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by January 7, 2016 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. 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. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. Omb Control Number: 0535–0004. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production. Thousands of farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and others voluntarily respond to nationwide surveys about crops, livestock, prices, and other agricultural activities. Estimates of egg, chicken, and turkey production are in an integral part of this program. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. This statue specifies the ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which she can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . . and shall distribute them among agriculturists’’. Information published from the surveys in this docket is needed by USDA economists and government policy makers to ensure the orderly marketing of broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs. Need and Use of the Information: Statistics on these poultry products contribute to a comprehensive program of keeping the government and poultry industry abreast of anticipated changes. All of the poultry reports are used by producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in the marketing and supply channels as a basis for their production and marketing decisions. Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product supplies. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 2,034. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly; Monthly; Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76263 Total Burden Hours: 2,493. Title: Stocks Reports. Omb Control Number: 0535–0007. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, stocks, disposition, and prices. As part of this function, estimates are made for stocks of off-farm grains and oilseeds, potatoes, peanuts, hops, and rice. Grain and oilseed stocks in all positions (on-farm and off-farm) are estimated quarterly. Grain stock estimates are one of the most important NASS estimates, which are watched closely by growers and industry groups. General authority for data collection is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. The Hop Growers of America provides the data collection for much of the production information because of sensitivity issues an impartial third party, NASS, collects stocks and price information. Need and Use of the Information: NASS collects information to administer farm program legislation and make decisions relative to the export-import programs. Estimates of stocks provide essential statistics on supplies and contribute to orderly marketing. Farmers and agribusiness firms use these estimates in their production and marketing decisions. Collecting this information less frequently would eliminate data needed by the government, and industry and farmers to keep abreast of changes at the State and national level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 6,630. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Quarterly; Semi-annually; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 5,581. Title: List Sampling Frame Survey. Omb Control Number: 0535–0140. Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204 which specifies that ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . .’’. The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies heavily on the use of sample surveys statistically drawn from ‘‘List Sampling E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 76264 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Notices Frame.’’ The List Sampling Frame is a database of names and addresses, with control data, that contains the components values from which these samples can be drawn. Need and Use of the Information: The List Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and maintain a complete list of possible farm operations. Data from criteria surveys are used to provide control data for new records on the list sampling frame. This information is utilized to define the size of operation, define sample populations and establish eligibility for the Census of Agriculture. New names and addresses of potential farms are obtained on a regular basis from growers association, other government agencies and various outside sources. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. This information is used to develop efficient sample designs, which allows NASS the ability to draw reduced sample sizes from the originally large universe populations. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 164,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 40,219. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–30876 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural BusinessCooperative Service’s (RBS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 8, 2016, to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Hood, Specialty Programs Division, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 3226, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3225, Telephone (202) 720–9815, Email lori.hood@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Intermediary Relending Program. OMB Number: 0570–0021. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2016. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection information. Abstract: The regulations contain various requirements for information from the intermediaries, and some requirements may cause the intermediary to seek information from ultimate recipients. The information requested is necessary for RBS to be able to process applications in a responsible manner, make prudent credit and program decisions, and effectively monitor the intermediaries’ activities to protect the Government’s financial interest and ensure that funds obtained from the Government are used appropriately. It includes information to identify the intermediary; describe the intermediary’s experience and expertise; describe how the intermediary will operate its revolving loan fund; provide for debt instruments, loan agreements, and security; and other material necessary for prudent credit decisions and reasonable program monitoring. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 9.25 hours per response. Respondents: Non-profit corporations, public agencies, Indian tribes and cooperatives. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 15. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,219. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,406 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division at (202) 692–0042. Comments Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RBS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RBS’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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 2, 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 or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by January 
7, 2016 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. 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. 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.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys.
    Omb Control Number: 0535-0004.
    Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current 
official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production. 
Thousands of farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and others voluntarily 
respond to nationwide surveys about crops, livestock, prices, and other 
agricultural activities. Estimates of egg, chicken, and turkey 
production are in an integral part of this program. General authority 
for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 
7, Section 2204. This statue specifies the ``The Secretary of 
Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning 
agriculture which she can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics 
. . . and shall distribute them among agriculturists''. Information 
published from the surveys in this docket is needed by USDA economists 
and government policy makers to ensure the orderly marketing of broiler 
chickens, turkeys and eggs.
    Need and Use of the Information: Statistics on these poultry 
products contribute to a comprehensive program of keeping the 
government and poultry industry abreast of anticipated changes. All of 
the poultry reports are used by producers, processors, feed dealers, 
and others in the marketing and supply channels as a basis for their 
production and marketing decisions. Government agencies use these 
estimates to evaluate poultry product supplies.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 2,034.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly; Monthly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,493.

    Title: Stocks Reports.
    Omb Control Number: 0535-0007.
    Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current 
official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, 
stocks, disposition, and prices. As part of this function, estimates 
are made for stocks of off-farm grains and oilseeds, potatoes, peanuts, 
hops, and rice. Grain and oilseed stocks in all positions (on-farm and 
off-farm) are estimated quarterly. Grain stock estimates are one of the 
most important NASS estimates, which are watched closely by growers and 
industry groups. General authority for data collection is granted under 
U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. The Hop Growers of America provides 
the data collection for much of the production information because of 
sensitivity issues an impartial third party, NASS, collects stocks and 
price information.
    Need and Use of the Information: NASS collects information to 
administer farm program legislation and make decisions relative to the 
export-import programs. Estimates of stocks provide essential 
statistics on supplies and contribute to orderly marketing. Farmers and 
agribusiness firms use these estimates in their production and 
marketing decisions. Collecting this information less frequently would 
eliminate data needed by the government, and industry and farmers to 
keep abreast of changes at the State and national level.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 6,630.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Quarterly; Semi-
annually; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,581.

    Title: List Sampling Frame Survey.
    Omb Control Number: 0535-0140.
    Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection 
activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204 which 
specifies that ``The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and 
preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . 
. by the collection of statistics . . .''. The primary objective of the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data 
users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic 
statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related 
statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies heavily on the 
use of sample surveys statistically drawn from ``List Sampling

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Frame.'' The List Sampling Frame is a database of names and addresses, 
with control data, that contains the components values from which these 
samples can be drawn.
    Need and Use of the Information: The List Sampling Frame Surveys 
are used to develop and maintain a complete list of possible farm 
operations. Data from criteria surveys are used to provide control data 
for new records on the list sampling frame. This information is 
utilized to define the size of operation, define sample populations and 
establish eligibility for the Census of Agriculture. New names and 
addresses of potential farms are obtained on a regular basis from 
growers association, other government agencies and various outside 
sources. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, 
current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for 
agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. This 
information is used to develop efficient sample designs, which allows 
NASS the ability to draw reduced sample sizes from the originally large 
universe populations.
    Description of Respondents: Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 164,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 40,219.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-30876 Filed 12-7-15; 8:45 am]
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