Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 15179 [2017-05976]

Download as PDF 15179 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 57 Monday, March 27, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. OA17–CP–01, AMS–FV–17–0022] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection request WebBased Supply Chain Management Commodity Offer Form, Paperwork Collection Notice. This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for domestic nutrition assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to purchase fresh and processed commodities for domestic nutrition assistance programs on a year round basis. The extension of the information collection request is required to continue using our WebBased Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system, which allows respondents to submit information electronically. The information collection burden for respondents should not increase. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 26, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. Comments should be submitted on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to Commodity Procurement Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., S–0239, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Washington, DC 20250–0239. All comments received will be posed without change, including personal information provided. All comments should reference the document number, the date and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours or at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Burke, Project Manager, Web Based Supply Chain Management System, at the above address, by telephone at (202) 720–4517, fax (202) 720–5871, or by email at Chad.Burke@ ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Web-Based Supply Chain Management Offer Forms. OMB Number: 0581–0273. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: AMS purchases commodities for various domestic nutrition assistance programs, and provides support for commodity markets with surplus inventory. AMS issues invitations to purchase agricultural commodities for use in domestic nutrition assistance programs. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this information collection request is for the extension of the currently approved information collection for the WBSCM system where respondents will submit information electronically via that system. Vendor information, annual certification information, and all domestic commodity offer information will be entered and received electronically in WBSCM. Vendors will be able to access WBSCM to see the date and time the system shows for receipt of bid, bid modification, or bid cancellation information. At bid opening date and time, the bid information is evaluated through the WBSCM system. Acceptances will be sent to the successful offerors electronically. Awarded contracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information per response. Respondents: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 330. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 189,892. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 575.43. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 48,375.76 hours. 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. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 22, 2017. Bruce Summers, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05976 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. OA17-CP-01, AMS-FV-17-0022]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's 
(AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and 
Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information 
collection request Web-Based Supply Chain Management Commodity Offer 
Form, Paperwork Collection Notice. This information collection is 
necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for 
domestic nutrition assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to 
purchase fresh and processed commodities for domestic nutrition 
assistance programs on a year round basis. The extension of the 
information collection request is required to continue using our Web-
Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system, which allows respondents 
to submit information electronically. The information collection burden 
for respondents should not increase.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 26, 2017 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice. Comments should be submitted on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov or to Commodity Procurement Branch, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., S-0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239. All comments 
received will be posed without change, including personal information 
provided. All comments should reference the document number, the date 
and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be 
made available for public inspection in the above office during regular 
business hours or at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Burke, Project Manager, Web Based 
Supply Chain Management System, at the above address, by telephone at 
(202) 720-4517, fax (202) 720-5871, or by email at 
Chad.Burke@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Web-Based Supply Chain Management Offer Forms.
    OMB Number: 0581-0273.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: AMS purchases commodities for various domestic nutrition 
assistance programs, and provides support for commodity markets with 
surplus inventory. AMS issues invitations to purchase agricultural 
commodities for use in domestic nutrition assistance programs. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35), this information collection request is for the extension of the 
currently approved information collection for the WBSCM system where 
respondents will submit information electronically via that system. 
Vendor information, annual certification information, and all domestic 
commodity offer information will be entered and received electronically 
in WBSCM. Vendors will be able to access WBSCM to see the date and time 
the system shows for receipt of bid, bid modification, or bid 
cancellation information. At bid opening date and time, the bid 
information is evaluated through the WBSCM system. Acceptances will be 
sent to the successful offerors electronically. Awarded contracts will 
be posted on the AMS Web site.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including 
the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, 
gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing 
the collection of information per response.
    Respondents: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 330.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 189,892.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 575.43.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 48,375.76 hours.
    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. All comments received will be available for 
public inspection during regular business hours at the same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: March 22, 2017.
Bruce Summers,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05976 Filed 3-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P