Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 8396-8397 [2017-01666]

Download as PDF 8396 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 15 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES January 19, 2017. 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 February 24, 2017 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Jan 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Agricultural Statistics Service Food and Nutrition Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regulations, Part 275—Quality Control. OMB Control Number: 0584–0303. Summary of Collection: Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act), provides the legislative basis for the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control (QC) system. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), as administrator of the SNAP, requires each State agency to develop a sampling plan that demonstrates the integrity of its case selection procedures. The QC system is designed to measure each State agency’s payment error rate based on a statistically valid sample of SNAP cases. The QC system contains procedures for resolving differences in review findings between State agencies and FNS (arbitration process). The QC system also contains procedures that provide relief for State agencies when a State agency can demonstrate that a part or all of an excessive error rate was due to an unusual event that had an uncontrollable impact on the State agency’s payment error rate (good cause process). Additionally, State agencies are required to maintain case records for three years to ensure compliance with provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. Need and Use of the Information: The quality control information collection is necessary to meet the requirements of Section 16 of the Act, which requires USDA to establish a system that enhances payment accuracy and improves administration by determining payment error rates, liabilities and performance bonuses. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,268. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–01641 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 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 Agricultural Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by March 27, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include the docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Efax: (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) 720–4333. 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: Agricultural Surveys Program. OMB Control Number: 0535–0213. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2017. DATES: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 25, 2017 / Notices Type of Request: 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 collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Agricultural Surveys Program contains a series of surveys that obtains basic agricultural data from farmers, ranchers, and feedlots throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural estimates and forecasts of crop acreage, yield, and production; stocks of grains and soybeans; hog and pig numbers; sheep inventory and lamb crop; cattle inventory; cattle on feed; grazing fees; and land values. Uses of the statistical information collected by these surveys are extensive and varied. Producers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, commodity exchanges, State and national farm policy makers, and government agencies are important users of these statistics. Agricultural statistics are used to plan and administer other related Federal and State programs in such areas as consumer protection, conservation, foreign trade, education, and recreation. These data will be collected under the 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 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. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information will range from 5 to 30 minutes per response. Respondents: Farmers, Ranchers and Feed Lots. Estimated Number of Respondents: 515,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 205,000 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Jan 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 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, January 12, 2017. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–01666 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Arkansas Advisory Committee for an Orientation Meeting and To Discuss Civil Rights Topics in the State U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Arkansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 12:00 noon CST for the purpose of committee orientation and a discussion on civil rights topics affecting the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 12:00 noon. CST. Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 395–3241, Conference ID: 8639876. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Barreras, DFO, at dbarreras@ usccr.gov or 312–353–8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–395–3241, conference ID: 8639876. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 8397 open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas Advisory Committee link (http://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=236). Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions Committee Orientation Civil Rights Topics in Arkansas Public Comment Future Plans and Actions: Civil Rights in Arkansas Adjournment Dated: January 18, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–01600 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8396-8397]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01666]


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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, USDA.

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 extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Agricultural Surveys Program. 
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 March 27, 2017 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: 
     Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include the docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Efax: (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) 720-4333. 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: Agricultural Surveys Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0213.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2017.

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    Type of Request: 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 collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and 
disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, 
on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the 
Census of Agriculture. The Agricultural Surveys Program contains a 
series of surveys that obtains basic agricultural data from farmers, 
ranchers, and feedlots throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural 
estimates and forecasts of crop acreage, yield, and production; stocks 
of grains and soybeans; hog and pig numbers; sheep inventory and lamb 
crop; cattle inventory; cattle on feed; grazing fees; and land values. 
Uses of the statistical information collected by these surveys are 
extensive and varied. Producers, farm organizations, agribusinesses, 
commodity exchanges, State and national farm policy makers, and 
government agencies are important users of these statistics. 
Agricultural statistics are used to plan and administer other related 
Federal and State programs in such areas as consumer protection, 
conservation, foreign trade, education, and recreation.
    These data will be collected under the 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 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.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information will range from 5 to 30 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Farmers, Ranchers and Feed Lots.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 515,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 205,000 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, January 12, 2017.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
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