Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 9984 [2017-02687]

Download as PDF 9984 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Notices Procurement Division to procure, sell, and transport, as well as sample, inspect and survey, agricultural commodities at both domestic and foreign locations for use in international food aid program. The Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) acting under the authority granted by these acts, purchase discharge survey services conducted at the foreign destinations to ensure count and condition of the commodities shipped. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will collect information using forms KC–334, Discharge/Delivery Survey Summary and KC–337, Rate Schedule. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected on the KC–334 form is a summary of the amount of cargo delivered versus manifested quantity, the amount and type of damage, etc. The KC–337 form is use to obtain rates that the survey companies charge to perform surveys, by country/ region. Without the information CCC could not meet program requirements. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 41. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly; Weekly; Semi-annually; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 234. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02691 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES February 6, 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; (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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 13, 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), 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 Agriculture Statistics Service Title: Cotton Ginning Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0220. Summary of Collection: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue state and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices as well as specialty agricultural and environmental statistics. The Cotton Ginning Survey provides statistics concerning cotton ginning for specific dates and geographic regions and aids in forecasting cotton production. The Cotton Ginning surveys obtain data mandated under U.S.C. Title 13, Section 42(a). General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, section 2204. Need and Use of the Information: The majority of data are collected by telephone, mail, and fax. All active gins for a given crop season in all 17 cotton producing states are included in the survey. The ginning data collected provides (1) all segments of the cotton industry—buyers, brokers, crushers, shippers, textile firms, and researches with exact quantities of cotton available at specific geographic locations within the U.S. on a regular basis; (2) precise statistics, especially when at least 50 percent of the forecasted cotton production has been ginned in a state; and (3) final season ginning data is used to establish final production. If the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information were collected less frequent, the cotton industry would be without county level quantities ginned that could seriously affect transportation costs and marketing strategies. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 650. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly, Semi-annually, Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,277. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–02687 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 6, 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 March 13, 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), 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 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 E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 6, 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; (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 March 
13, 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), 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 Agriculture Statistics Service

    Title: Cotton Ginning Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0220.
    Summary of Collection: The primary objective of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) is to collect, prepare and 
issue state and national estimates of crop and livestock production, 
disposition and prices as well as specialty agricultural and 
environmental statistics. The Cotton Ginning Survey provides statistics 
concerning cotton ginning for specific dates and geographic regions and 
aids in forecasting cotton production. The Cotton Ginning surveys 
obtain data mandated under U.S.C. Title 13, Section 42(a). General 
authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. 
Code Title 7, section 2204.
    Need and Use of the Information: The majority of data are collected 
by telephone, mail, and fax. All active gins for a given crop season in 
all 17 cotton producing states are included in the survey. The ginning 
data collected provides (1) all segments of the cotton industry--
buyers, brokers, crushers, shippers, textile firms, and researches with 
exact quantities of cotton available at specific geographic locations 
within the U.S. on a regular basis; (2) precise statistics, especially 
when at least 50 percent of the forecasted cotton production has been 
ginned in a state; and (3) final season ginning data is used to 
establish final production. If the information were collected less 
frequent, the cotton industry would be without county level quantities 
ginned that could seriously affect transportation costs and marketing 
strategies.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 650.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly, Semi-annually, 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,277.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-02687 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-20-P