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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9422 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2016 / Notices the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: https://www. fs.usda.gov/main/pts. DATES: The meeting will be held on March 16, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For Further Information Contact. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska. A conference line is set up for those who would like to listen in by telephone. For the conference call number, please contact the person listed under For Further Information Contact. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Olson, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 907–228–4105 or via email at dianelolson@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Update members on past RAC projects, and 2. Propose new RAC projects. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by March 4, 2016, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Diane L. Olson, RAC Coordinator, Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901; by email to dianelolson@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 907–225– 8738. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled For Further Information Contact. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: February 12, 2016. Jon Hyde, Acting District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2016–03481 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 19, 2016. 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 are requested regarding (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 March 28, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Generic Clearance of Survey Improvement Projects OMB Control Number: 0535–0248 Summary of Collection: The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, economic and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture under the general authority of Title 7 U.S.C. Sec. 2204. The purpose of this generic clearance is to allow NASS to respond quickly to emerging issues and data collection needs. NASS will continue to develop, test, evaluate, adopt, and use state-ofthe-art techniques to cover a broad range of topics designed to improve NASS’ data collection on agriculture. Need and Use of the Information: NASS will use a number of survey improvement techniques, as appropriate to the individual project under investigation. These include focus groups, cognitive and usability laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, behavior coding, respondent debriefing, pilot surveys and split-panel tests. The information gathered will be used mainly for questionnaire development and other research and evaluation. Additionally, NASS anticipates the benefit of increased response rates through improved survey design, a goal tied directly to addressing OMB requirements for higher response rates and measurement of non-response bias. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 25,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 15,000. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–03981 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business Cooperative Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 19, 2016. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 19, 2016.
    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 
are requested regarding (1) 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) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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 March 
28, 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: Generic Clearance of Survey Improvement Projects
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0248
    Summary of Collection: The primary objectives of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue State 
and national estimates of crop and livestock production, economic and 
environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the 
Census of Agriculture under the general authority of Title 7 U.S.C. 
Sec. 2204. The purpose of this generic clearance is to allow NASS to 
respond quickly to emerging issues and data collection needs. NASS will 
continue to develop, test, evaluate, adopt, and use state-of-the-art 
techniques to cover a broad range of topics designed to improve NASS' 
data collection on agriculture.
    Need and Use of the Information: NASS will use a number of survey 
improvement techniques, as appropriate to the individual project under 
investigation. These include focus groups, cognitive and usability 
laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, behavior 
coding, respondent debriefing, pilot surveys and split-panel tests. The 
information gathered will be used mainly for questionnaire development 
and other research and evaluation. Additionally, NASS anticipates the 
benefit of increased response rates through improved survey design, a 
goal tied directly to addressing OMB requirements for higher response 
rates and measurement of non-response bias.
    Description of Respondents: Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 25,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 15,000.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-03981 Filed 2-24-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-20-P