Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 17433-17434 [2016-07037]

Download as PDF 17433 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices GIPSA evaluated the designation criteria in section 79(f) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, and South Carolina are qualified to provide official services in the geographic area specified in the Federal Register on July 1, 2015. This designation to provide official services in the specified areas of Idaho, Ohio Valley, and Utah is effective October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2018. This designation to provide official services in the specified area of South Carolina is effective October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2017. Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting these agencies at the following telephone numbers: Designation start Official agency Headquarters location and telephone Idaho ................................................ Ohio Valley ...................................... Utah ................................................. South Carolina ................................. Pocatello, ID, 208–233–8303 .................................................................... Evansville, IN, 812–423–9010 .................................................................. Salt Lake City, UT, 801–538–7100 ........................................................... Columbia, SC, 803–737–4597 .................................................................. Section 79(f) of the USGSA authorizes the Secretary to designate a qualified applicant to provide official services in a specified area after determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79 (f)). Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06987 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, minor changes in questionnaire design, the addition of several reimbursable surveys and an anticipated increase in response rates. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0039, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS—OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0039. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2016. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops survey program collects information on acreage, yield, production, price, and value of citrus and non-citrus fruits and nuts and other specialty crops in States with significant commercial production. The program provides data needed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies to administer programs and to set trade quotas and tariffs. Producers, processors, other industry representatives, State PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Designation end 10/1/2015 9/30/2018 10/1/2015 9/30/2018 10/1/2015 9/30/2018 10/1/2015 9/30/2017 Departments of Agriculture, and universities also use forecasts and estimates provided by these surveys. All questionnaires included in this information collection will be voluntary. Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is based on approximately 75 individual surveys with expected response times of 5–65 minutes. The frequency of data collection for the different surveys will include annual, seasonal, quarterly, monthly, and one weekly survey. Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1.1. Publicity materials and instruction sheets will account for approximately 5 minutes of additional burden per respondent. Respondents who refuse to complete a survey will be allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the data. Several new surveys have been added to this information collection to account for some specialty commodities in California. Respondents: Producers, processors, and handlers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 105,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 27,000 hours. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 17434 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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) 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, March 15, 2016. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–07037 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Vegetable Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. Some of the vegetable production surveys will incorporate sampling of the total population of producers, while the processing surveys will involve a total enumeration of the entire population. Changes are being made to some of the questionnaires to accommodate changes in the industry and to make the questionnaires easier for the respondent to complete. This should help to reduce respondent burden and improve the overall response rates. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 31, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0037, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS–OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Vegetable Surveys Program. OMB Number: 0535–0037. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2016. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare, and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. Vegetable statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs and by growers, processors, and marketers in making production and marketing decisions. The vegetable estimation program now consists of 25 selected crops. All questionnaires included in this information collection will be voluntary. Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to be between 5 and 20 minutes per respondent per survey. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,000 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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) 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, March 15, 2016. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–07034 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P 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). E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops 
Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the 
size of the target population, sample design, minor changes in 
questionnaire design, the addition of several reimbursable surveys and 
an anticipated increase in response rates.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 31, 2016 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0039, by any of the following methods:
     Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-2707. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0039.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2016.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and 
disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture.
    The Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops survey program collects 
information on acreage, yield, production, price, and value of citrus 
and non-citrus fruits and nuts and other specialty crops in States with 
significant commercial production. The program provides data needed by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies to 
administer programs and to set trade quotas and tariffs. Producers, 
processors, other industry representatives, State Departments of 
Agriculture, and universities also use forecasts and estimates provided 
by these surveys. All questionnaires included in this information 
collection will be voluntary.
    Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority 
are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as 
amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-113) and Office of Management and Budget regulations 
at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation 
Guidance, ``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government 
Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act 
of 2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, 
p. 33362.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is based on approximately 75 individual surveys with 
expected response times of 5-65 minutes. The frequency of data 
collection for the different surveys will include annual, seasonal, 
quarterly, monthly, and one weekly survey. Estimated number of 
responses per respondent is 1.1. Publicity materials and instruction 
sheets will account for approximately 5 minutes of additional burden 
per respondent. Respondents who refuse to complete a survey will be 
allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the data. Several 
new surveys have been added to this information collection to account 
for some specialty commodities in California.
    Respondents: Producers, processors, and handlers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 105,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 27,000 hours.

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    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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) 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) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and 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, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, March 15, 2016.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-07037 Filed 3-28-16; 8:45 am]
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