Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 11336-11337 [2017-03382]

Download as PDF 11336 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 34 Wednesday, February 22, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES February 15, 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 required 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 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), 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 number and the agency informs VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Farm Service Agency Title: Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). OMB Control Number: 0560—NEW. Summary of Collection: Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural product who are obtaining or renewing their certification in the National Organic Program (NOP). The information collection requirements in the request are needed to implement a part of the Agriculture Act of 2014 and the Federal Crop Insurance Act which authorizes funds for two organic certification cost-share programs, the National Organic Certification CostShare Program (NOCCSP) and the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA). Need and Use of the Information: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides cost-share assistance, through FSA county offices and participating state agencies, to organic producers or handlers. The information collected is needed to ensure that organic producers or handlers and State agencies are eligible for funding and comply with applicable program regulations. Without this collection of information, FSA would not be able to provide cost-share assistance to eligible producer or handler and state agencies. Description of Respondents: Farms: State, Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 12,056. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Semi-annually; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 57,560. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03380 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 15, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: WIC Food Package Costs and Cost Containment Study. OMB Control Number: 0584—NEW. Summary of Collection: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age who are at nutritional risk. In an effort to ensure the best use of available funds and to provide for participation by eligible individuals, WIC State agencies (SA) are responsible for E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices implementing food package and other cost containment measures. This study will gather information on the costcontainment practices. Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of this study is to gather information on the major types of cost containment practices used by the 90 WIC SAs, assess the effectiveness of various practices, and identify those practices that effectively constrain the cost of WIC foods with few or no adverse effects on program outcomes. To fulfill this purpose, primary and administrative data will be collected from WIC SA directors, WIC SA staff, WIC participants, and former WIC participants. FNS will use the findings from this study to share with WIC SAs food item cost containment practices that are effective at reducing WIC food costs, as recommended by the OIG. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households, and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 6,565. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 2,356. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03382 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2017–0004] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food Office of Food Safety, USDA. Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring a public meeting on March 2, 2017. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 11th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 3–7, 2017. The Office of Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 11th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Room 1A–001, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 11th Session of the CCCF will be accessible via the Internet at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Dr. Lauren Posnick Robin, U.S. Delegate to the 11th Session of the CCCF, invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: henry.kim@ fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registration: Attendees may register electronically at the same email address provided above by February 24, 2017. The meeting will be held in a Federal building. Early registration is encouraged as it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. Attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through security screening systems. If you require parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number when you register. Person who are not able to attend the meeting in person, but wish to participate, may do so by phone. Call–In–Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 11th Session of the CCCF by conference call, please use the call-in-number and the participant code below. Call-in-Number: 1–888–844–9904 Participant Code: 5126092FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 11TH SESSION OF THE CCCF CONTACT: Henry Kim, Ph.D., Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, HFS–317, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402–2023, Email: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Henry Kim, Ph.D., Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, HFS– 317, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (301) 436–2023, Email: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. Background The Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11337 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used in the food trade. The CCCF is responsible for: (a) Establishing or endorsing permitted maximum levels, and where necessary revising existing guideline levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; (b) Preparing priority lists of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); (c) Considering and elaborating methods of analysis and sampling for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; (d) Considering and elaborating standards or codes of practice for related subjects; and (e) Considering other matters assigned to it by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in relation to contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed. The Committee is chaired by the Netherlands. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 11th Session of the CCCF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred to the CCCF by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or its subsidiary bodies; • Matters of interest arising from other international organizations; • Proposed draft annex on ergot and ergot alkaloids in cereal grains (Annex to the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals); • Proposed draft revision of maximum levels for lead in selected fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed) in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed; • Proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice; • Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoaderived products; • Proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Spices; • Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready to eat peanuts; E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 15, 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 
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 displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: WIC Food Package Costs and Cost Containment Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0584--NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program 
for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods to 
safeguard the health of low-income pregnant and post-partum women, 
infants, and children up to 5 years of age who are at nutritional risk. 
In an effort to ensure the best use of available funds and to provide 
for participation by eligible individuals, WIC State agencies (SA) are 
responsible for

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implementing food package and other cost containment measures. This 
study will gather information on the cost-containment practices.
    Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of this study is to 
gather information on the major types of cost containment practices 
used by the 90 WIC SAs, assess the effectiveness of various practices, 
and identify those practices that effectively constrain the cost of WIC 
foods with few or no adverse effects on program outcomes. To fulfill 
this purpose, primary and administrative data will be collected from 
WIC SA directors, WIC SA staff, WIC participants, and former WIC 
participants. FNS will use the findings from this study to share with 
WIC SAs food item cost containment practices that are effective at 
reducing WIC food costs, as recommended by the OIG.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households, and State, 
Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 6,565.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,356.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-03382 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P