Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 66620-66621 [2016-23319]

Download as PDF 66620 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 188 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES September 22, 2016. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by October 28, 2016. Copies of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: AMS Grant Programs. OMB Control Number: 0581–0240. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently consolidated its grant programs into one Grants Division. Due to this organization merger, AMS is merging its other three grant collections, 0581–0235 ‘‘Farmers’ Market Promotion Program,’’ (FMPP); 0581–0248 ‘‘Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)—Farm Bill,’’ 0581–0287 ‘‘Local Food Promotion Program,’’ (LFPP); and a new program ‘‘Specialty Crop Multi-state Program,’’ into the renewal of 0581– 0240 ‘‘The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program.’’ (FSMIP) This revised collection will be retitled 0581– 0240 ‘‘AMS Grant Programs.’’ All the grant programs are authorized pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621, et. seq.) and the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 (7 U.S.C. 3001) are implemented through the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super Circular) (2 CFR 200). Need and Use of the Information: The grants authorized by the FMPP are targeted to help improve and expand domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-toconsumer marketing opportunities. Grants authorized under LFPP support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. The SCBGP works to increase the competitiveness of specialty crops. The SCMP competitively award funds to PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State departments of agriculture to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues. FSMIP provides matching funds on a competitive basis to assist eligible entities in exploring new market opportunities and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system. The information collection requirements in this request are needed to implement the grant programs. The information will be used by AMS to establish the entity’s eligibility for participation, the suitability of the budget for the proposed project, and compliance with applicable Federal regulations. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,866. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Semi-annually. Total Burden Hours: 51,820. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Specialty Crops Market News Reports. OMB Control Number: 0581–0006. Summary of Collection: Section 203(g) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621) directs and authorizes the collection of information and disseminating of marketing information including adequate outlook information on a market-area basis for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income and bring about balance between production and utilization of agriculture products. Market News provides all interested segments of the market chain with market information tends to equalize the competitive position of all market participants. The fruit and vegetable industries, through their organizations, or government agencies present formal requests that the Department of Agriculture issue daily, weekly, semimonthly, or monthly market news reports on various aspects of the industry. This renewal submission reflects a name change to the Program. A notice to trade was posted September 16, 2015, indicating the Program name be changed from Fruit and Vegetable Program to Specialty Crops Program. Need and Use of the Information: AMS will collect market information on E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices some 411 specialty crops for prices and supply. The production of Market News reports that are then available to the industry and other interested parties in various formats. Information is provided on a voluntary basis and collected in person through face-to-face interviews and by confidential telephone throughout the country by market reporters. The absence of these data would deny primary and secondary users information that otherwise would be available to aid them in their production, marketing decisions, analyses, research and knowledge of current market conditions. The omission of these data could adversely affect prices, supply, and demand. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 4,359. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Daily; Weekly; Monthly. Total Burden Hours: 84,155. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under Regulations (Other than Rules of Practice) Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930. OMB Control Number: 0581–0031. Summary of Collection: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) (7 U.S.C. 499a–499t) and 7 CFR part 46, establishes a code of fair trading practices covering the marketing of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce. It protects growers, shippers and distributors by prohibiting unfair practices. PACA requires nearly all persons who operate as commission merchants, dealers and brokers buying or selling fruit and or vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce to be licensed. The license for retailers and grocery wholesalers is effective for three years and for all other licensees up to three years, unless withdrawn. Need and Use of the Information: Using various forms and business records, AMS will collect information from the applicant to administer licensing provisions under the Act, to adjudicate contract disputes, and for the purpose of enforcing the PACA and its regulations. If this information were unavailable, it would be impossible to identify and regulate the individuals or firms that are restricted due to sanctions imposed because of the reparation or administrative actions. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 13,543. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 Total Burden Hours: 87,406. [FR Doc. 2016–23319 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Land Between The Lakes Advisory Board Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Land Between The Lakes Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Golden Pond, Kentucky. The Board is authorized under Section 450 of the Land Between The Lakes Protection Act of 1998 (Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the means of promoting public participation for the land and resource management plan for the recreation area; and environmental education. Board information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.landbetweenthelakes.us/. DATES: The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on October 25, 2016. All Board meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Land Between The Lakes Administration Building, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky. 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 Land Between The Lakes Adminstrative Building. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Bombard, Board Coordinator, by phone at 270–924–2002 or via email at cabombard@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. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Discuss Environmental Education; and 2. Effectively communicate future land management plan activities. The meeting is open to the public. Board discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Board members. Written comments are invited and should be sent to Tina Tilley, Area Supervisor, Land Between The Lakes, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky 42211; and must be received by October 11, 2016, in order for copies to be provided to the members for this meeting. Board members will review written comments received, and at their request, oral clarification may be requested for a future meeting. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. ADDRESSES: 66621 Dated: September 21, 2016. Tina R. Tilley, Area Supervisor, Land Between The Lakes. [FR Doc. 2016–23376 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) will meet in Cleveland, Ohio. The Recreation RAC is authorized pursuant with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (the Act) (Pub. L. 108–447) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II). Additional information concerning the Recreation RAC may be found by visiting the Recreation RAC’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ main/r9/recreation/racs. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All Recreation RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 22, 2016.
    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC; 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.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by October 28, 2016. 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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: AMS Grant Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0240.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) 
recently consolidated its grant programs into one Grants Division. Due 
to this organization merger, AMS is merging its other three grant 
collections, 0581-0235 ``Farmers' Market Promotion Program,'' (FMPP); 
0581-0248 ``Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)--Farm Bill,'' 
0581-0287 ``Local Food Promotion Program,'' (LFPP); and a new program 
``Specialty Crop Multi-state Program,'' into the renewal of 0581-0240 
``The Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program.'' (FSMIP) This 
revised collection will be retitled 0581-0240 ``AMS Grant Programs.'' 
All the grant programs are authorized pursuant to the Agricultural 
Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621, et. seq.) and the Farmer-
to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 (7 U.S.C. 3001) are 
implemented through the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super Circular) 
(2 CFR 200).
    Need and Use of the Information: The grants authorized by the FMPP 
are targeted to help improve and expand domestic farmers' markets, 
roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism 
activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer marketing 
opportunities. Grants authorized under LFPP support the development and 
expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase 
domestic consumption of, and access to locally and regionally produced 
agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm 
and ranch operations serving local markets. The SCBGP works to increase 
the competitiveness of specialty crops. The SCMP competitively award 
funds to State departments of agriculture to solely enhance the 
competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-
state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop 
issues. FSMIP provides matching funds on a competitive basis to assist 
eligible entities in exploring new market opportunities and to 
encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and 
performance of the marketing system. The information collection 
requirements in this request are needed to implement the grant 
programs. The information will be used by AMS to establish the entity's 
eligibility for participation, the suitability of the budget for the 
proposed project, and compliance with applicable Federal regulations.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1,866.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Semi-annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 51,820.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Specialty Crops Market News Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0006.
    Summary of Collection: Section 203(g) of the Agricultural Marketing 
Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621) directs and authorizes the collection of 
information and disseminating of marketing information including 
adequate outlook information on a market-area basis for the purpose of 
anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the 
maintenance of farm income and bring about balance between production 
and utilization of agriculture products. Market News provides all 
interested segments of the market chain with market information tends 
to equalize the competitive position of all market participants. The 
fruit and vegetable industries, through their organizations, or 
government agencies present formal requests that the Department of 
Agriculture issue daily, weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly market news 
reports on various aspects of the industry.
    This renewal submission reflects a name change to the Program. A 
notice to trade was posted September 16, 2015, indicating the Program 
name be changed from Fruit and Vegetable Program to Specialty Crops 
Program.
    Need and Use of the Information: AMS will collect market 
information on

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some 411 specialty crops for prices and supply. The production of 
Market News reports that are then available to the industry and other 
interested parties in various formats. Information is provided on a 
voluntary basis and collected in person through face-to-face interviews 
and by confidential telephone throughout the country by market 
reporters. The absence of these data would deny primary and secondary 
users information that otherwise would be available to aid them in 
their production, marketing decisions, analyses, research and knowledge 
of current market conditions. The omission of these data could 
adversely affect prices, supply, and demand.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 4,359.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Daily; Weekly; Monthly.
    Total Burden Hours: 84,155.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under Regulations 
(Other than Rules of Practice) Under the Perishable Agricultural 
Commodities Act, 1930.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0031.
    Summary of Collection: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act 
(PACA) (7 U.S.C. 499a-499t) and 7 CFR part 46, establishes a code of 
fair trading practices covering the marketing of fresh and frozen 
fruits and vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce. It protects 
growers, shippers and distributors by prohibiting unfair practices. 
PACA requires nearly all persons who operate as commission merchants, 
dealers and brokers buying or selling fruit and or vegetables in 
interstate or foreign commerce to be licensed. The license for 
retailers and grocery wholesalers is effective for three years and for 
all other licensees up to three years, unless withdrawn.
    Need and Use of the Information: Using various forms and business 
records, AMS will collect information from the applicant to administer 
licensing provisions under the Act, to adjudicate contract disputes, 
and for the purpose of enforcing the PACA and its regulations. If this 
information were unavailable, it would be impossible to identify and 
regulate the individuals or firms that are restricted due to sanctions 
imposed because of the reparation or administrative actions.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 13,543.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 87,406.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-23319 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]
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