Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 75372-75373 [2016-26154]

Download as PDF 75372 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, Sidney Yates Building, Room 3SC–01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20024 by telephone at 202–205–7829, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us, or by cell phone at 202–309–9873, or via facsimile at 202–690–5792. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Introduce new members; 2. Finalize the 2016 Accomplishment and Recommendations; 3. Update status of the 2017 grant review; 4. Listen to local constituents urban forestry concerns; 5. 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App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. On August 15, 2016, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the Advisory Committee charter for a two-year term to expire on August 15, 2018. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, etc., of the periodic censuses and surveys of agriculture, other related surveys, and the types of information to obtain from respondents concerning agriculture. The Committee also prepares recommendations regarding the content of agriculture reports and presents the views and needs for data of major suppliers and users of agriculture statistics. DATES: The nomination period for interested candidates will close 30 days after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods: • Email: Scan the completed form and email to: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. • eFax: 855–493–0445. • Mail: Nominations should be mailed to Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5041 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2010. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5041 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, (202) 720–2707. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each person nominated to serve on the committee is required to submit the following form: AD–755 (Advisory SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee Membership Background Information, OMB Number 0505–0001), available on the Internet at https:// www.nass.usda.gov/About_NASS/ Advisory_Committee_on_Agriculture_ Statistics/AD-755.pdf. This form may also be requested by telephone, fax, or email using the information above. Completed forms may be faxed to the number above, mailed, or completed and emailed directly from the Internet site. For more information on the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, see the NASS Web site at https://www.nass.usda.gov/About_ NASS/Advisory_Committee_on_ Agriculture_Statistics/index.php. The Committee draws on the experience and expertise of its members to form a collective judgment concerning agriculture data collected and the statistics issued by NASS. This input is vital to keep current with shifting data needs in the rapidly changing agricultural environment and keeps NASS informed of emerging issues in the agriculture community that can affect agriculture statistics activities. The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, consists of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests, including, but not limited to, producers, representatives of national farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm policy analysts, educators, State agriculture representatives, and agriculture-related business and marketing experts. Members serve staggered 2-year terms, with terms for half of the Committee members expiring in any given year. Nominations are being sought for 10 open Committee seats. Members can serve up to 3 terms for a total of 6 consecutive years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected by members to serve a 1-year term. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be followed in all membership appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership will include to the extent possible, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent the needs of all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with disabilities. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with regards to the agricultural statistics programs of NASS, and such other matters as it may deem advisable, or which the Secretary of Agriculture; Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; or E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices the Administrator of NASS may request. The Committee will meet at least annually. All meetings are open to the public. Committee members are reimbursed for official travel expenses only. Send questions, comments, and requests for additional information to the email address, fax number, or address listed above. Signed at Washington, DC, October 20, 2016. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26154 Filed 10–28–16; 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. 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 extension of a currently approved information collection, the Cotton Ginning Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 30, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0220, 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, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 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: Cotton Ginning Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0220. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2017. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 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 Cotton Ginning surveys provide cotton ginning statistics from August through May by State. Data collected consists of bales of cotton ginned to date, cotton to be ginned, lint cotton produced, cottonseed produced, cottonseed sold to oil mills, cottonseed used for other uses, number of gins by type, bales produced by county of origin, and cottonseed prices received by producers. The forecasting procedure involves calculating a weighted percent ginned to date as well as an allowance for crossstate movement and bale weight adjustments. Production by State allows adjustments for year-end State and county estimates. Total pounds of lint cotton produced, is used to derive an actual bale weight which increases the precision of production estimates. 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, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75373 Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to be between 10 to 15 minutes per respondent per survey. Respondents: Active Cotton Gins. Estimated Number of Respondents: 650. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,250 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, 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, October 18, 2016. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Department of 
Agriculture.

ACTION: Solicitation of Nominations to the Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an invitation from the Office of 
the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee 
on Agriculture Statistics.
    On August 15, 2016, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the 
Advisory Committee charter for a two-year term to expire on August 15, 
2018. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of 
Agriculture on the scope, timing, content, etc., of the periodic 
censuses and surveys of agriculture, other related surveys, and the 
types of information to obtain from respondents concerning agriculture. 
The Committee also prepares recommendations regarding the content of 
agriculture reports and presents the views and needs for data of major 
suppliers and users of agriculture statistics.

DATES: The nomination period for interested candidates will close 30 
days after publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods:
     Email: Scan the completed form and email to: 
HQOA@nass.usda.gov.
     eFax: 855-493-0445.
     Mail: Nominations should be mailed to Renee Picanso, 
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5041 
South Building, Washington, DC 20250-2010.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: Renee Picanso, 
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5041 
South Building, Washington, DC 20250-2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee Picanso, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, (202) 720-
2707.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each person nominated to serve on the 
committee is required to submit the following form: AD-755 (Advisory 
Committee Membership Background Information, OMB Number 0505-0001), 
available on the Internet at https://www.nass.usda.gov/About_NASS/Advisory_Committee_on_Agriculture_Statistics/AD-755.pdf. This form may 
also be requested by telephone, fax, or email using the information 
above. Completed forms may be faxed to the number above, mailed, or 
completed and emailed directly from the Internet site. For more 
information on the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, see 
the NASS Web site at https://www.nass.usda.gov/About_NASS/Advisory_Committee_on_Agriculture_Statistics/index.php. The Committee 
draws on the experience and expertise of its members to form a 
collective judgment concerning agriculture data collected and the 
statistics issued by NASS. This input is vital to keep current with 
shifting data needs in the rapidly changing agricultural environment 
and keeps NASS informed of emerging issues in the agriculture community 
that can affect agriculture statistics activities.
    The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, consists 
of 20 members representing a broad range of disciplines and interests, 
including, but not limited to, producers, representatives of national 
farm organizations, agricultural economists, rural sociologists, farm 
policy analysts, educators, State agriculture representatives, and 
agriculture-related business and marketing experts.
    Members serve staggered 2-year terms, with terms for half of the 
Committee members expiring in any given year. Nominations are being 
sought for 10 open Committee seats. Members can serve up to 3 terms for 
a total of 6 consecutive years. The Chairperson of the Committee shall 
be elected by members to serve a 1-year term.
    Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be 
followed in all membership appointments to the Committee. To ensure 
that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the 
needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership will include to 
the extent possible, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
the needs of all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons 
with disabilities.
    The duties of the Committee are solely advisory. The Committee will 
make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture with regards to 
the agricultural statistics programs of NASS, and such other matters as 
it may deem advisable, or which the Secretary of Agriculture; Under 
Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; or

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the Administrator of NASS may request. The Committee will meet at least 
annually. All meetings are open to the public. Committee members are 
reimbursed for official travel expenses only.
    Send questions, comments, and requests for additional information 
to the email address, fax number, or address listed above.

    Signed at Washington, DC, October 20, 2016.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-26154 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]
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