Information Collection; Online Registration for FSA-Hosted Events and Conferences, 35295-35296 [2016-12947]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2016 / Notices repealed the requirement in section 375(e)(6) of the Act to privatize the NSIIC. Additionally, the 2008 Farm Bill provided for $1 million in mandatory funding for fiscal year 2008 from the Commodity Credit Corporation for the NSIIC to remain available until expended. NSIIC has expended the $1 million authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill. On October 7, 2014, as provided under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–79), also known as the 2014 Farm Bill, NSIIC was awarded $1.475 million under the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program. Currently, NSIIC awards funds annually to organizations designed to strengthen and enhance the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States including the improvement of infrastructure business, resource development, and the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs. AMS accepts nominations for membership on the NSIIC Board of Directors (Board) from national organizations that (1) consist primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the United States, and (2) have the primary interest of sheep or goat production in the United States. The forms used in this collection are: Nominations for Appointments; AD–755 Background Information Form (OMB No. 0505–0001); and Nominee’s Agreement to Serve. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.21 hour per response. Respondents: National organizations submitting nominations to the Board who (1) consist primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the United States, and (2) have the primary interest of sheep or goat production in the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 per year per form. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 30. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6.25 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 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 OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 27, 2016. Elanor Starmer, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–13019 Filed 6–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Online Registration for FSA-Hosted Events and Conferences Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of the information collection associated with online registration for FSA-hosted events and conferences. The information collection is needed for FSA to obtain information from the respondents who register on the Internet to make payment and reservations to attend any FSA-hosted conferences and events. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by August 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the notice. In your comments, include date, OMB control number, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Farm Service Agency, USDA, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Shayla Watson, 1400 Independence Avenue, Mail Stop 0539, SW., Washington, DC 20250. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be obtained SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35295 from Shayla Watson at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shayla Watson; (202) 690–2350. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Information Collection Title: Online Registration for FSAhosted Events and Conferences. OMB Number: 0560–0226. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2016. Type of Request: Extension with a Revision. Abstract: The collection of information is necessary for people to register online to make payment and reservations to attend conferences and events. They can register on FSA’s Online Registration site on the Internet. Respondents who do not have access to the Internet can register by mail or fax. The information is collected by the FSA employees who host the conferences and events. FSA is collecting common elements from interested respondents such as name, organization, address, country, phone number, email address, State, city or town, payment options (credit card, check), special accommodations requests and how the respondent learned of the conference. The information collection element also include race, ethnicity, gender and veteran status. The respondents are mainly individuals who will attend the FSA-hosted conferences or events. The information is used to collect payment, if applicable, from the respondents and make hotel reservations and other special arrangements as necessary. There are no changes to the burden hours since the last OMB approval. FSA is adding new elements in the online registration format to assist individuals and to gather information to provide an appropriate FSA-hosted conference and events. The new elements include: Specifying a request for a type of disability services, identifying how they learned about the event, providing additional names to invite to the event, waiver for liability, and demographic information including gender, race, and ethnicity. The new elements will not increase the burden hours because it is all self-explanatory for the respondent to complete the online format. The formula used to calculate the total burden hour is estimated average time per responses hours times total responses. Estimate of Annual Burden: 15 minutes. E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 35296 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2016 / Notices Type of Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 900. Estimated Average Time per Responses: 0.25. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) 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. All responses to this notice, including name and addresses when provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Val Dolcini, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–12947 Filed 6–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES May 26, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 July 5, 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: Vegetable Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0037. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official state and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and disposition. The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. The vegetable program has two types of utilization: Some crops are processing only, some are fresh market only, and others are dual crops (both processing and fresh market). Vegetable processors are surveyed in August for acreage contracted and estimated yield. In late November, processors are asked for final acreage harvested, production, and value. The fresh market vegetable program consists of specialized growers who are surveyed at the conclusion of the growing season for estimates of crop production. Producers of onions, strawberries, and asparagus are surveyed in August to obtain forecasted acreage and production. NASS will collect information using surveys. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Need and Use of the Information: NASS will collect information to estimate acreage intended to plant, acreage planted, acreage harvested, yield/production, price, and utilization for the various crops. The estimates provide vital statistics for growers, processors, and marketers to use in making production and marketing decisions. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 19,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Other (seasonally). Total Burden Hours: 5,838. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12989 Filed 6–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business Cooperative Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request May 26, 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; 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 July 5, 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 20502. 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 E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35295-35296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12947]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection; Online Registration for FSA-Hosted Events 
and Conferences

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of the 
information collection associated with online registration for FSA-
hosted events and conferences. The information collection is needed for 
FSA to obtain information from the respondents who register on the 
Internet to make payment and reservations to attend any FSA-hosted 
conferences and events.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by August 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the notice. In your 
comments, include date, OMB control number, volume, and page number of 
this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Farm Service Agency, USDA, Stakeholder Engagement 
Specialist, Shayla Watson, 1400 Independence Avenue, Mail Stop 0539, 
SW., Washington, DC 20250.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may 
be obtained from Shayla Watson at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shayla Watson; (202) 690-2350. Persons 
with disabilities who require alternative means for communication 
should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Online Registration for FSA-hosted Events and Conferences.
    OMB Number: 0560-0226.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2016.
    Type of Request: Extension with a Revision.
    Abstract: The collection of information is necessary for people to 
register online to make payment and reservations to attend conferences 
and events. They can register on FSA's Online Registration site on the 
Internet. Respondents who do not have access to the Internet can 
register by mail or fax. The information is collected by the FSA 
employees who host the conferences and events. FSA is collecting common 
elements from interested respondents such as name, organization, 
address, country, phone number, email address, State, city or town, 
payment options (credit card, check), special accommodations requests 
and how the respondent learned of the conference. The information 
collection element also include race, ethnicity, gender and veteran 
status. The respondents are mainly individuals who will attend the FSA-
hosted conferences or events. The information is used to collect 
payment, if applicable, from the respondents and make hotel 
reservations and other special arrangements as necessary. There are no 
changes to the burden hours since the last OMB approval. FSA is adding 
new elements in the online registration format to assist individuals 
and to gather information to provide an appropriate FSA-hosted 
conference and events. The new elements include: Specifying a request 
for a type of disability services, identifying how they learned about 
the event, providing additional names to invite to the event, waiver 
for liability, and demographic information including gender, race, and 
ethnicity. The new elements will not increase the burden hours because 
it is all self-explanatory for the respondent to complete the online 
format.
    The formula used to calculate the total burden hour is estimated 
average time per responses hours times total responses.
    Estimate of Annual Burden: 15 minutes.

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    Type of Respondents: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 900.
    Estimated Average Time per Responses: 0.25.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection to help us to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA's estimate of burden including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected;
    (4) 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.
    All responses to this notice, including name and addresses when 
provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB 
approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

Val Dolcini,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2016-12947 Filed 6-1-16; 8:45 am]
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