Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 8038-8040 [2016-03195]

Download as PDF 8038 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project; Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze and disclose the environmental effects of constructing a motorized trail from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City on the Soda Springs Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by March 18, 2016. The draft environmental impact statement is expected June, 2016 and the final environmental impact statement is expected October, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Garth Smelser, Forest Supervisor, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-intermtn-caribou-targhee@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 208–557– 5827. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Taylor, Forest NEPA Coordinator at 208–557–5837. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Purpose and Need for Action The purpose for this project is to respond to outside public interest to provide a motorized trail opportunity from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City allowing forest visitors to experience the historic mining history of the area. Proposed Action The proposed action would establish a motorized ATV trail from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City. The proposed action comes from planning efforts that have occurred since 2007. This alternative includes constructing approximately 2.2 miles of new trail and managing the new trail as a motorized ATV trail. Further, the proposed action calls for reconstructing approximately 4.85 miles of existing trails, exploratory mining roads and abandoned roads (see Alternative 2 Map) to implement the Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail project. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 The proposed action addresses the trail corridor in the following specific segments: 1. Use .75 mile of ATV Trail #449, from Morgan Meadows to Tincup Creek. 2. Reconstruction of 1.5 miles of trail from Tincup Creek to the saddle west of Jackknife Basin. 3. Construct 1.5 miles along the ridgeline west of Jackknife Basin to an old reclaimed gold exploratory road. 4. Use of old reclaimed gold exploratory road for approximately .6 mile. 5. Construction of .1 mile down into the Bilk Creek drainage. 6. Use of abandoned mining road that crosses Bilk Creek and continues to ridgeline between Anderson and Bilk Creeks. 7. Construction of .5 mile on ridgeline in the Anderson Creek drainage back into Bilk Creek. 8. Use of old roadbed for .2 mile in Bilk Creek. 9. Construction of .1 mile of route that would tie into a well-used road that takes the trail to Caribou City. The route would require the installation of ATV bridges at four stream crossings; on Bilk Creek (2), Tincup Creek (1) and on an unnamed tributary to Tincup Creek (1). A cooperative agreement with Bonneville County Parks and Recreation and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation would be created, specifying management and maintenance responsibilities of all parties. Possible Alternatives Alternatives currently being considered for the Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail project include: (a) No action, and (b) proposed action as outlined above. Responsible Official Forest Supervisor, Garth Smelser, is the responsible official. Nature of Decision To Be Made The decision to be made is whether to implement the proposed action as described above, or to meet the purpose and need for action through some other combination of activities as a result of the scoping process, or to take no action at this time. Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The purpose of this comment period is to provide an opportunity for the public to provide early and meaningful participation on a proposed action prior PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. Per 36 CFR 218, only those who provide specific, written comments regarding the proposed project or activity will be eligible to file an objection. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: February 10, 2016. Garth Smelser, Forest Supervisor, Caribou-Targhee National Forest. [FR Doc. 2016–03250 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget approve a 3-year extension and revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the Swine Contract Library program. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand deliver, or courier to R. Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax to (202) 690–2173. Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. The information collection package, public comments, and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours. Please SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices call GIPSA’s Management and Budget Services at (202) 720–7486 to arrange a viewing of these documents. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, Litigation and Economic Analysis Division at (202) 720–7201 or catherine.m.grasso@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is responsible for maintaining the Swine Contract Library, which is authorized by the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) Act of 1999, and requires that certain packers submit hog procurement contracts and delivery estimates to GIPSA. The LMR was reauthorized on October 5, 2006, September 27, 2010, and September 30, 2015, for an additional 5 years each time. Title: Swine Contract Library. OMB Number: 0580–0021. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2016. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection and recordkeeping requirements for the Swine Contract Library are essential to maintaining the mandatory library of swine marketing contracts and reporting the number of swine contracted for delivery. Currently 32 packers are required to file contracts and report certain information on hog deliveries for a total of 54 plants that they either operate or at which they have swine slaughtered. We expect the overall number of plants and packers to remain relatively constant, but the specific packers required to report will vary with consolidation and construction in the industry. Packers are required to report information for individual plants. The information collection burden estimate provided below is based on time and cost requirements at the plant level. Consequently, packers that report for more than one plant would bear a cost that would be a multiple of the perplant estimates. We understand from discussions with packers complying with current reporting requirements that reporting packers have adapted pre-existing data and information systems to provide the required information. There are two types of information collections required for the Swine Contract Library. The first information collection requirement consists of submitting example contracts. Initially, a packer submits example contracts currently in effect or available for each swine VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 processing plant that is subject to the regulations. Subsequently, a packer submits example contracts for any offered, new, or amended contracts that vary from previously submitted contracts in regard to the base price determination, the application of a ledger or accrual account, carcass merit premium and discount schedules (including the determination of the lean percent or other merit of the carcass that is used to determine the amount of the premiums and discounts and how those premiums and discounts are applied), or the use and amount of noncarcass merit premiums or discounts. The initial submission of example contracts requires more time than subsequent filings of new contracts or changes, as packers initially need to review all their contracts to identify the unique types that need to be represented by an example contract submitted to GIPSA. Thereafter, subsequent filings require a minimal amount of effort on the part of packers, as only example contracts that represent a new or different type need to be filed with GIPSA. Form P&SP–342 ‘‘Contract Submission Cover Sheet,’’ must accompany each contract submission to identify the contract, the plan for which the contract is valid, and the contact person. Packers are required to submit both written and verbal contracts. Packers must document verbal contracts which adds to their existing recordkeeping systems in order to comply with this requirement. Optional form P&SP–343 ‘‘Verbal Contract Optional Documentation Sheet,’’ provides a format to document the verbal agreement. The second information collection requirement is a monthly filing of summary information on form P&SP 341, Monthly Report: Estimates of Swine To Be Delivered Under Contract. The form for the monthly filing is simple and brief. For new packers required to start reporting, this data should be available in the packers’ existing record system. We encourage electronic submission and provide the necessary information on procedures to submit data to GIPSA electronically. The estimates of time requirements used for the burden estimates below were developed in consultation with GIPSA personnel knowledgeable in the industry’s recordkeeping practices. The estimates also reflect our experience in assembling large amount of data during the course of numerous investigations involving use of data collected from the industry. Estimates of time requirements and hourly wage costs for developing electronic recordkeeping and reporting systems are based on our experience in PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8039 developing similar systems in consultation with our automated information systems staff. (1) Contract Submission Cover Sheet (Form P&SP–342) Estimate of Burden: Reporting burden for submission of contracts is estimated to include 4 hours per plant for an initial review of all contracts to categorize them into types and identify unique examples, plus an additional 0.25 hours per unique contract identified during the initial review to submit an example of that contract. After the initial filing, the reporting burden is estimated to include 0.25 hours per plant to submit an example of each new or amended contract. Respondents: Packers required to report information for the Swine Contract Library. Estimated Number of Respondents: 32 packers (total of 54 plants). Estimated Number of Responses per Plant: Number of responses per plant varies. Some plants could have no contracts, while others could have up to 80 contracts. We receive an average of six example contracts per plant per year for offered contracts and for amended existing or available contracts. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Initial filing: 5.5 total hours for the initial filing of examples of existing contracts by all plants newly subject to the regulations combined. Based on changes in the industry, we anticipate one new plant to become subject to the regulations each year. Calculated as follows: 4 hours per plant for initial review × 1 new plant = 4 hours for initial review; 0.25 hours per contract × 6 example contracts per plant × 1 new plant = 1.5 hours; 4 hours + 1.5 hours = 5.5 total hours. Thereafter, 81 total hours annually for all subsequent filing of example contracts by all plants combined, based on an average of 6 newly offered or amended contracts annually. Calculated as follows: 0.25 hours per contract × 6 example contracts per plant × 54 plants = 81 hours. Total Cost: Initial filing $138 for one expected new plant. Calculated as follows: 5.5 hours × $25 per hour = $138 Thereafter: $2025 annually for all plants combined for submission of subsequent filings. Calculated as follows: 81 hours × $25 per hour = $2,025 (2) Monthly Report: Estimate of Swine To Be Delivered Under Contract (Form P&SP–341) Estimate of Burden: The reporting burden for compiling data, completing E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8040 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES and submitting the form is estimated to average 2 hours per manually prepared and submitted (by mail or facsimile) report and 1 hour per electronically prepared and submitted report. There would be an estimated additional onetime set up burden of 1 hour at a cost of $60 per plant for a packer that chose to create a spreadsheet or database for recordkeeping and preparation of monthly estimates. There would be an estimated additional 2 hour burden at a cost of $60 per hour or $120 per plant for a packer to develop procedures to extract and format the required information and to develop an interface between the packer’s electronic recordkeeping system and GIPSA’s system. The hourly rate for the development of electronic tools is assumed to be high due to the need to use personnel with specialized computer skills. Respondents: Packers required to report information for the Swine Contract Library. Estimated Number of Respondents: 32 packers (total of 54 plants). Estimated Number of Responses per Plant: 12 (1 per month for 12 months). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,296 hours for all plants combined provided all plants used manual compiling, preparation, and submission. Calculated as follows: 2 hours per response × 54 plants × 12 responses per plant = 1,296 648 hours for all plants combined provided all plants use electronic compiling, preparation, and submission. Calculated as follows: 1 hour per response × 54 plants × 12 responses per plant = 648 hours. Total Cost: $32,400 annually for all plants combined provided all use manual submission. Calculated as follows: 1,296 × $25 per hour = $32,400 $16,200 annually for all plants combined provided all were to completely utilize electronic preparation and submission. Calculated as follows: 648 hours × $25 per hour = $16,200 Additional $180 one-time set-up cost provided all plants newly subject to the Regulations were to completely utilize electronic systems for preparation and submission. Calculated as follows: 1 hour build spreadsheet/database + 2 hours develop electronic interface = 3 hours. 3 hours total development × $60 per hour × 1 new plant = $180 The Paperwork Reduction Act also requires GIPSA to measure the recordkeeping burden. Under the Packers and Stockyards Act and its existing regulations, each packer is VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 required to maintain and make available upon request any records necessary to verify information on all transactions between the packer and producers from whom the packer obtains swine for slaughter. Records that packers are required to maintain under existing regulations would meet the requirements for verifying the accuracy of information required to be reported for the Swine Contract Library. These records include original contracts, agreements, receipts, schedules, and other records associated with any transaction related to the purchase, pricing, and delivery of swine for slaughter under the terms of marketing contracts. Additional annual costs of maintaining records would be nominal since packers are required to store and maintain such records as a matter of normal business practice and in conformity with existing regulations. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)), GIPSA specifically requests comment to: (a) Evaluate 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) Evaluate 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) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden on 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. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–03195 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–EN–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Construction Progress Reporting Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0607–0153. Form Number(s): C–700, C–700(SL), C–700(R), and C–700 (F). Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Respondents: 24,000. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes for initial response; 10 minutes in succeeding months. Burden Hours: 56,000. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau is requesting an extension with minor revisions of a currently approved collection for forms C–700, Private Construction Projects; C–700(R), Multifamily Residential Projects, C– 700(SL), State and Local Governments Projects and C–700(F), Federal Government Projects. These forms are used to conduct the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys (CPRS) to collect information on the dollar value of construction put in place on non-residential building projects under construction by private companies or individuals, private multifamily residential buildings, and building projects under construction by federal and state and local governments. The Census Bureau uses the information collected on these forms to publish estimates of the monthly dollar value of construction put in place. Statistics from the CPRS become part of the monthly ‘‘Value of Construction Put in Place’’ or ‘‘Construction Spending’’ series, a Principal Economic Indicator that is used extensively by the federal government in making policy decisions and used to estimate the gross domestic product (GDP). The private sector uses the statistics for market analysis and other research. Construction now accounts for approximately five percent of GDP. There are two changes planned to the content of these questionnaires. The first is the elimination of the data item for square footage of the construction project. This information was used for editing but is no longer needed. The second change is the addition of a data item to collect the projected completion date to assist with imputation if a E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 17, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget approve a 3-year extension and revision of a 
currently approved information collection in support of the reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements for the Swine Contract Library program.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail, hand deliver, or courier to R. Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530-S, Washington, DC 20250-
3604.
     Fax to (202) 690-2173.
    Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. The information collection 
package, public comments, and other documents relating to this action 
will be available for public inspection in the above office during 
regular business hours. Please

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call GIPSA's Management and Budget Services at (202) 720-7486 to 
arrange a viewing of these documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, 
Litigation and Economic Analysis Division at (202) 720-7201 or 
catherine.m.grasso@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration is responsible for maintaining the Swine Contract 
Library, which is authorized by the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) 
Act of 1999, and requires that certain packers submit hog procurement 
contracts and delivery estimates to GIPSA. The LMR was reauthorized on 
October 5, 2006, September 27, 2010, and September 30, 2015, for an 
additional 5 years each time.
    Title: Swine Contract Library.
    OMB Number: 0580-0021.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2016.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The information collection and recordkeeping requirements 
for the Swine Contract Library are essential to maintaining the 
mandatory library of swine marketing contracts and reporting the number 
of swine contracted for delivery. Currently 32 packers are required to 
file contracts and report certain information on hog deliveries for a 
total of 54 plants that they either operate or at which they have swine 
slaughtered. We expect the overall number of plants and packers to 
remain relatively constant, but the specific packers required to report 
will vary with consolidation and construction in the industry.
    Packers are required to report information for individual plants. 
The information collection burden estimate provided below is based on 
time and cost requirements at the plant level. Consequently, packers 
that report for more than one plant would bear a cost that would be a 
multiple of the per-plant estimates.
    We understand from discussions with packers complying with current 
reporting requirements that reporting packers have adapted pre-existing 
data and information systems to provide the required information.
    There are two types of information collections required for the 
Swine Contract Library.
    The first information collection requirement consists of submitting 
example contracts. Initially, a packer submits example contracts 
currently in effect or available for each swine processing plant that 
is subject to the regulations. Subsequently, a packer submits example 
contracts for any offered, new, or amended contracts that vary from 
previously submitted contracts in regard to the base price 
determination, the application of a ledger or accrual account, carcass 
merit premium and discount schedules (including the determination of 
the lean percent or other merit of the carcass that is used to 
determine the amount of the premiums and discounts and how those 
premiums and discounts are applied), or the use and amount of 
noncarcass merit premiums or discounts. The initial submission of 
example contracts requires more time than subsequent filings of new 
contracts or changes, as packers initially need to review all their 
contracts to identify the unique types that need to be represented by 
an example contract submitted to GIPSA.
    Thereafter, subsequent filings require a minimal amount of effort 
on the part of packers, as only example contracts that represent a new 
or different type need to be filed with GIPSA. Form P&SP-342 ``Contract 
Submission Cover Sheet,'' must accompany each contract submission to 
identify the contract, the plan for which the contract is valid, and 
the contact person.
    Packers are required to submit both written and verbal contracts. 
Packers must document verbal contracts which adds to their existing 
recordkeeping systems in order to comply with this requirement. 
Optional form P&SP-343 ``Verbal Contract Optional Documentation 
Sheet,'' provides a format to document the verbal agreement.
    The second information collection requirement is a monthly filing 
of summary information on form P&SP 341, Monthly Report: Estimates of 
Swine To Be Delivered Under Contract. The form for the monthly filing 
is simple and brief. For new packers required to start reporting, this 
data should be available in the packers' existing record system. We 
encourage electronic submission and provide the necessary information 
on procedures to submit data to GIPSA electronically.
    The estimates of time requirements used for the burden estimates 
below were developed in consultation with GIPSA personnel knowledgeable 
in the industry's recordkeeping practices. The estimates also reflect 
our experience in assembling large amount of data during the course of 
numerous investigations involving use of data collected from the 
industry. Estimates of time requirements and hourly wage costs for 
developing electronic recordkeeping and reporting systems are based on 
our experience in developing similar systems in consultation with our 
automated information systems staff.

(1) Contract Submission Cover Sheet (Form P&SP-342)

    Estimate of Burden: Reporting burden for submission of contracts is 
estimated to include 4 hours per plant for an initial review of all 
contracts to categorize them into types and identify unique examples, 
plus an additional 0.25 hours per unique contract identified during the 
initial review to submit an example of that contract. After the initial 
filing, the reporting burden is estimated to include 0.25 hours per 
plant to submit an example of each new or amended contract.
    Respondents: Packers required to report information for the Swine 
Contract Library.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 32 packers (total of 54 plants).
    Estimated Number of Responses per Plant: Number of responses per 
plant varies. Some plants could have no contracts, while others could 
have up to 80 contracts. We receive an average of six example contracts 
per plant per year for offered contracts and for amended existing or 
available contracts.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Initial filing: 5.5 
total hours for the initial filing of examples of existing contracts by 
all plants newly subject to the regulations combined. Based on changes 
in the industry, we anticipate one new plant to become subject to the 
regulations each year. Calculated as follows: 4 hours per plant for 
initial review x 1 new plant = 4 hours for initial review; 0.25 hours 
per contract x 6

example contracts per plant x 1 new plant = 1.5 hours; 4 hours + 1.5 
hours = 5.5 total hours.

    Thereafter, 81 total hours annually for all subsequent filing of 
example contracts by all plants combined, based on an average of 6 
newly offered or amended contracts annually.

Calculated as follows: 0.25 hours per contract x 6 example contracts 
per plant x 54 plants = 81 hours.

    Total Cost: Initial filing $138 for one expected new plant. 
Calculated as follows: 5.5 hours x $25 per hour = $138
    Thereafter: $2025 annually for all plants combined for submission 
of subsequent filings. Calculated as follows: 81 hours x $25 per hour = 
$2,025

(2) Monthly Report: Estimate of Swine To Be Delivered Under Contract 
(Form P&SP-341)

    Estimate of Burden: The reporting burden for compiling data, 
completing

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and submitting the form is estimated to average 2 hours per manually 
prepared and submitted (by mail or facsimile) report and 1 hour per 
electronically prepared and submitted report. There would be an 
estimated additional one-time set up burden of 1 hour at a cost of $60 
per plant for a packer that chose to create a spreadsheet or database 
for recordkeeping and preparation of monthly estimates. There would be 
an estimated additional 2 hour burden at a cost of $60 per hour or $120 
per plant for a packer to develop procedures to extract and format the 
required information and to develop an interface between the packer's 
electronic recordkeeping system and GIPSA's system. The hourly rate for 
the development of electronic tools is assumed to be high due to the 
need to use personnel with specialized computer skills.
    Respondents: Packers required to report information for the Swine 
Contract Library.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 32 packers (total of 54 plants).
    Estimated Number of Responses per Plant: 12 (1 per month for 12 
months).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,296 hours for all 
plants combined provided all plants used manual compiling, preparation, 
and submission.

    Calculated as follows: 2 hours per response x 54 plants x 12 
responses per plant = 1,296

    648 hours for all plants combined provided all plants use 
electronic compiling, preparation, and submission. Calculated as 
follows: 1 hour per response x 54 plants x 12 responses per plant = 648 
hours.
    Total Cost: $32,400 annually for all plants combined provided all 
use manual submission. Calculated as follows: 1,296 x $25 per hour = 
$32,400
    $16,200 annually for all plants combined provided all were to 
completely utilize electronic preparation and submission. Calculated as 
follows: 648 hours x $25 per hour = $16,200
    Additional $180 one-time set-up cost provided all plants newly 
subject to the Regulations were to completely utilize electronic 
systems for preparation and submission. Calculated as follows: 1 hour 
build spreadsheet/database + 2 hours develop electronic interface = 3 
hours. 3 hours total development x $60 per hour x 1 new plant = $180
    The Paperwork Reduction Act also requires GIPSA to measure the 
recordkeeping burden. Under the Packers and Stockyards Act and its 
existing regulations, each packer is required to maintain and make 
available upon request any records necessary to verify information on 
all transactions between the packer and producers from whom the packer 
obtains swine for slaughter. Records that packers are required to 
maintain under existing regulations would meet the requirements for 
verifying the accuracy of information required to be reported for the 
Swine Contract Library. These records include original contracts, 
agreements, receipts, schedules, and other records associated with any 
transaction related to the purchase, pricing, and delivery of swine for 
slaughter under the terms of marketing contracts. Additional annual 
costs of maintaining records would be nominal since packers are 
required to store and maintain such records as a matter of normal 
business practice and in conformity with existing regulations.
    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)), 
GIPSA specifically requests comment to:
    (a) Evaluate 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) Evaluate 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) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (d) Minimize the burden on 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.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for the Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments 
will also become a matter of public record.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-03195 Filed 2-16-16; 8:45 am]
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