Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 33461-33462 [2016-12493]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices SNAP program performance. Specific program outcomes included efficiency, payment accuracy and client satisfaction. FNS has extended the demonstration projects, and to further assess the impact of these SNAP–CBO partnerships on SNAP program outcomes, FNS is seeking to collect additional data from the five States and those respondents that are participating in the demonstration. Need and Use of the Information: This revised collection supports the extension of the demonstration projects, to further assess the impact of these SNAP–CBO partnerships on SNAP program outcomes such as efficiency, payment accuracy and client satisfaction surveys. FNS is seeking to collect additional data from the five States, SNAP participants and CBOs that are participating in the demonstration. The purpose of this information collection is to support research that assesses the roles and effectiveness of approximately 10 CBOs that are serving as representatives of the 5 SNAP State agencies with FNS-approval to implement a Community Partner Interview demonstration. Description of Respondents: 5 State, Local, or Tribal Government; 3,452 Individuals/Households and 10 Business-not-for-profit. Number of Respondents: 3,467. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 558. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12381 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES May 20, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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 June 27, 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), 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) 720–8958. 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. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 0584–0010. Summary of Collection: The purpose of the Performance Reporting System is to ensure that each State agency and project area is operating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in accordance with the Act, regulations, and the State agency’s Plan of Operation. Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act (the Act) of 2008 requires that State agencies maintain necessary records to ascertain that SNAP is operating in compliance with the Act and regulations and must make these records available to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for inspection. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will use the information to evaluate state agency operations and to collect information that is necessary to develop solutions to improve the State’s administration of SNAP policy and procedures. Each State agency is required to submit one review schedule every one, two, or three years, depending on the project areas make-up of the state. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33461 Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 491,172. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Quality Control Review Schedule. OMB Control Number: 0584–0074. Summary of Collection: State agencies are required to perform Quality Control (QC) reviews for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In order to determine the accuracy of SNAP benefits authorized by State agencies, a statistical sample of SNAP cases is selected for review from each State agency. Relevant information from the case record, investigative work and documentation about individual cases is recorded on the form FNS–380, Worksheet for SNAP Quality Control Reviews. The purpose is for State agencies to analyze each household case record including planning and carrying out the field investigation; gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating the review of data and forwarding selected cases to the Food and Nutrition Service for Federal validation, for the entire caseload. Need and Use of the Information: Form FNS–380, is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the quality control sample of active cases. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Individuals/Households. Number of Respondents: 55,120. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; Recordkeeping: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 518,938.81. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12478 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 33462 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices extension of a currently approved information collection, the Nursery Production Survey and the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to the discontinuation of the Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey and the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey, along with minor changes in the size of the target population, and/or questionnaire length for the two remaining surveys (Oregon Nursery Survey and the Oregon Christmas Tree Survey). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 25, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0244, 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: Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0244. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2016. Type of Request: Intent 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 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 Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey (NFCUS) was created to develop a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 database of chemicals and cropping practices for this particular industry. The survey was conducted every three years for the reference periods of 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009. The Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey (NCTPS) was conducted in conjunction with the chemical use survey for the years 2000, 2003, and 2006. For the 2009 reference year the Census of Horticulture replaced this survey. The Census of Horticulture (OMB # 0535– 0236) is now conducted every five years and has filled the need for nursery production data. With the creation of the NFCUS database and current budget constraints the NFCUS and NCTPS surveys have been discontinued. Historically, the Oregon Nursery Survey and the Oregon Christmas Tree Survey have been conducted under cooperative agreements with the state of Oregon. This information collection package will now only include these two remaining surveys. 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 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995). 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. 33376. Estimate of Burden: The retirement of the Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Surveys along with the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey will reduce the burden estimate by approximately 4,200 hours from the previous approval. Respondent burden for the two remaining surveys will be approximately 900 hours. The questionnaires are estimated to take the respondents approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Publicity materials and the instruction sheet will account for about 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. Respondents: Producers of nursery, greenhouse, and floriculture products. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: The Oregon Nursery Production Survey and the Oregon PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Christmas Tree Production Survey have a combined sample size of approximately 1,800. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 900 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, May 18, 2016. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. 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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.

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

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extension of a currently approved information collection, the Nursery 
Production Survey and the Nursery and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey. 
Revision to burden hours will be needed due to the discontinuation of 
the Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey and the Nursery and 
Floriculture Chemical Use Survey, along with minor changes in the size 
of the target population, and/or questionnaire length for the two 
remaining surveys (Oregon Nursery Survey and the Oregon Christmas Tree 
Survey).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 25, 2016 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0244, 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: Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0244.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2016.
    Type of Request: Intent 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 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 Nursery 
and Floriculture Chemical Use Survey (NFCUS) was created to develop a 
database of chemicals and cropping practices for this particular 
industry. The survey was conducted every three years for the reference 
periods of 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009. The Nursery and Christmas Tree 
Production Survey (NCTPS) was conducted in conjunction with the 
chemical use survey for the years 2000, 2003, and 2006. For the 2009 
reference year the Census of Horticulture replaced this survey. The 
Census of Horticulture (OMB # 0535-0236) is now conducted every five 
years and has filled the need for nursery production data. With the 
creation of the NFCUS database and current budget constraints the NFCUS 
and NCTPS surveys have been discontinued. Historically, the Oregon 
Nursery Survey and the Oregon Christmas Tree Survey have been conducted 
under cooperative agreements with the state of Oregon. This information 
collection package will now only include these two remaining surveys.

    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 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995).
    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. 
33376.

    Estimate of Burden: The retirement of the Nursery and Christmas 
Tree Production Surveys along with the Nursery and Floriculture 
Chemical Use Survey will reduce the burden estimate by approximately 
4,200 hours from the previous approval. Respondent burden for the two 
remaining surveys will be approximately 900 hours. The questionnaires 
are estimated to take the respondents approximately 20 to 30 minutes to 
complete. Publicity materials and the instruction sheet will account 
for about 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.
    Respondents: Producers of nursery, greenhouse, and floriculture 
products.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: The Oregon Nursery 
Production Survey and the Oregon Christmas Tree Production Survey have 
a combined sample size of approximately 1,800.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: Approximately 900 
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, May 18, 2016.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
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