Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection, 72773-72774 [2016-25498]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2016 / Notices conducted under the United States Cotton Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 51b), the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act of 1927 (7 U.S.C. 473c), and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622h) and regulations appear at 7 CFR part 28. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the Acts and to provide the cotton industry the type of information they need to make sound business decisions. The information collected is the minimum required. Information is requested from growers, cooperatives, merchants, manufacturers, and other government agencies. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the USDA, AMS. The cotton industry is the primary user of the compiled information and AMS and other government agencies are secondary users. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.07 hours per response. Respondents: Cotton merchants, warehouses, and gins. Estimated Number of Respondents: 993. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.91. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,893. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 141.30. 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 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. Comments may be sent to Shethir M. Riva, Director, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406, telephone (540) 361–2726, facsimile (540) 361–1199, or email at Shethir.Riva@ams.usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 18, 2016. Elanor Starmer, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–25500 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. All times mentioned herein refer to Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. On Tuesday November 8, 2016 the meeting will be held in the Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, Room 107A. On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 the meeting will be held in the South Building, Room 3109. Written comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, telephone: 202–720–2707, eFax: 855– 493–0445, or email: HQOA@ nass.usda.gov. General information about the committee can also be found at www.nass.usda.gov/about_nass. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has scheduled a meeting on November 8 and 9, 2016. During this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72773 time the Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Program Plans, Country Estimates and Farm Structure panels, and Respondent Relation Issues. The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to preregister for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via eFax: 855– 493–0445, or email: HQOA@ nass.usda.gov. Members of the public who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive at the meeting site by 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the meeting. The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029 South Building, Washington, DC, 20250–2000. Written comments can also be sent via eFax: 855–493–0445, or email: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Signed at Washington, DC, October 5, 2016. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. [FR Doc. 2016–25447 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 72774 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2016 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) intention to renew a currently approved information collection entitled, ‘‘4–H Youth Enrollment Report’’. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by December 20, 2016, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the following methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202–720–0857; Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2216 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, eGovernment Program Leader; Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 4–H Youth Enrollment. OMB Number: 0524–0045. Expiration Date of Current Approval: December 31, 2016. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval for the extension of a currently approved information collection for three years. Abstract: The mission of 4–H National Headquarters; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and wellbeing, and communities by creating opportunities for youth. 4–H is a complex national organization, led by 4–H National Headquarters, NIFA, USDA, with hundreds of educational curricula, activities, and events for youth ages 5 to 18. Programs originate at 106 land-grant universities (LGUs), and local programs are conducted and managed by some 3,000 professional Extension staff in 3,150 counties, with nearly 6 million youth enrolled each year. Over 500,000 volunteer leaders work directly with the 4–H youth. The 1914 Smith-Lever Act created the Cooperative Extension System (CES) of the LGUs and their Federal partner, the Extension Service, now the National Institute of Food and Agriculture asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Oct 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 (NIFA), USDA. 4–H was already wellestablished and became the first operating part of the new extension work. The Smith-Lever Act stipulated that ‘‘It shall be the duty of said colleges, annually, on or about the first day of January, to make to the Governor of the State in which it is located a full and detailed report of its operations in extension work as defined in this Act . . . a copy of which report shall be sent to the Secretary of Agriculture.’’ As a result of this requirement, annually each county sends their state 4–H office an electronic aggregated summary of their 4–H enrollment. Information collected in the 4–H Youth Enrollment Report includes youth enrollment totals by delivery mode, youth enrollment totals by type of 4–H activity, youth enrollment totals by school grade, youth enrollment totals by gender, youth enrollment totals by place of residence, adult volunteer totals, youth volunteer totals, and youth enrollment totals by race and ethnicity. Need and Use of the Information: The Annual 4–H Enrollment Report is the principal means by which the 4–H movement can keep track of its progress, as well as emerging needs, potential problems, and opportunities. The information from this collection is used to report, as requested by the Congress or the Administration, on rural versus urban outreach, enrollment by race, youth participation in leadership, community service, etc. It also is used to determine market share or percentage of the youth of each state by age and place of residence who are enrolled in the 4–H youth development program. The annual 4–H Youth Enrollment Report also allows oversight of all reasonable efforts by staff and volunteers to reach underserved and minority groups. Information also is available at http:// frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/ leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log= linklog&to=http://www.national4-h headquarters.gov/library/4h_stats.htm. Estimate of Burden: The hour burden estimates have not been modified from the previous approval because there have been no significant changes to the collection. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 75 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 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 will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Done at Washington, DC, this day of October 12, 2016. Jake Caldwell, Chief of Staff, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2016–25498 Filed 10–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-25498]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

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ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 
intention to renew a currently approved information collection 
entitled, ``4-H Youth Enrollment Report''.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by December 20, 
2016, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for 
copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the 
following methods: Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202-720-0857; 
Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2216

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, eGovernment Program 
Leader; Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 4-H Youth Enrollment.
    OMB Number: 0524-0045.
    Expiration Date of Current Approval: December 31, 2016.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval for the extension of a 
currently approved information collection for three years.
    Abstract: The mission of 4-H National Headquarters; National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture; United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA); is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the 
environment, human health and well-being, and communities by creating 
opportunities for youth. 4-H is a complex national organization, led by 
4-H National Headquarters, NIFA, USDA, with hundreds of educational 
curricula, activities, and events for youth ages 5 to 18. Programs 
originate at 106 land-grant universities (LGUs), and local programs are 
conducted and managed by some 3,000 professional Extension staff in 
3,150 counties, with nearly 6 million youth enrolled each year. Over 
500,000 volunteer leaders work directly with the 4-H youth.
    The 1914 Smith-Lever Act created the Cooperative Extension System 
(CES) of the LGUs and their Federal partner, the Extension Service, now 
the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA. 4-H was 
already well-established and became the first operating part of the new 
extension work. The Smith-Lever Act stipulated that ``It shall be the 
duty of said colleges, annually, on or about the first day of January, 
to make to the Governor of the State in which it is located a full and 
detailed report of its operations in extension work as defined in this 
Act . . . a copy of which report shall be sent to the Secretary of 
Agriculture.'' As a result of this requirement, annually each county 
sends their state 4-H office an electronic aggregated summary of their 
4-H enrollment.
    Information collected in the 4-H Youth Enrollment Report includes 
youth enrollment totals by delivery mode, youth enrollment totals by 
type of 4-H activity, youth enrollment totals by school grade, youth 
enrollment totals by gender, youth enrollment totals by place of 
residence, adult volunteer totals, youth volunteer totals, and youth 
enrollment totals by race and ethnicity.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Annual 4-H Enrollment Report 
is the principal means by which the 4-H movement can keep track of its 
progress, as well as emerging needs, potential problems, and 
opportunities.
    The information from this collection is used to report, as 
requested by the Congress or the Administration, on rural versus urban 
outreach, enrollment by race, youth participation in leadership, 
community service, etc. It also is used to determine market share or 
percentage of the youth of each state by age and place of residence who 
are enrolled in the 4-H youth development program. The annual 4-H Youth 
Enrollment Report also allows oversight of all reasonable efforts by 
staff and volunteers to reach underserved and minority groups.
    Information also is available at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/library/4h_stats.htm.
    Estimate of Burden: The hour burden estimates have not been 
modified from the previous approval because there have been no 
significant changes to the collection.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 75.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 75 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, 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 will be summarized and included in the 
request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Done at Washington, DC, this day of October 12, 2016.
Jake Caldwell,
Chief of Staff, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2016-25498 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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