Office of Communications; Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection, 17408-17409 [2017-07213]

Download as PDF 17408 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit from Uruguay into the United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0401. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 319.56, referred to as the regulations), prohibit or restrict the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed with the United States. APHIS’ fruits and vegetables regulations allow, under certain conditions, the importation into the United States of commercial consignments of fresh citrus fruit from Uruguay Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following information activities to verify that citrus fruit from Uruguay is grown in production areas that are registered and monitored by the North American Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) and to verify consignments have been produced with a systems approach: Bilateral Workplan, Production Site Registration, Phytosanitary Certificate, Labeling Boxes, Monitoring and Inspection, Investigation and Appropriate Remedial Action, Recordkeeping, Registration of Packinghouses, Certified Facility, and Monitoring. Failure to collect the information would cause millions of dollars in losses and cripple APHIS’ ability to ensure that fresh citrus from Uruguay is not carrying plant pests. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 16. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,351. Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07244 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Communications; Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Office of Communications, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of Communications to request approval for a new information SUMMARY: Title: Importation of Fresh Beans, Shelled or in Pods from Jordan into the Continental United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0405. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 319.56, referred to as the regulations), prohibit or restrict the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed with the United States. The fruits and vegetables regulations allow the importation of commercial shipments of fresh beans, shelled or in pods (French, green, snap, and string) from Jordan into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, the beans have to be produced in accordance with a system approach that includes requirements for packing, washing, and processing. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following information activities to verify that fresh beans from Jordan are grown in production areas that are registered and monitored by the North American Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Jordan: (1) Phytosanitary Certificate with/ Declaration, (2) Packinghouse Registration, (3) Box Labeling, and (4) Inspections. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 58. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection for Event Appearance Requests for the Secretary or members of his staff. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 12, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: The Office of the Secretary invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Communications, Docket Clerk, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 412A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Communications, Docket Clerk, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 412A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Office of Communications and date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the Office of Communications Docket Room at 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 412A, Washington, DC 20250– 3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tomasina Brown, Office of Communications U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 412A Washington, DC 20250 202–720–4623 and 202–720–5773 or Tomasina.brown@oc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Event Appearance Requests for the Secretary or members of his staff. OMB Number: 0506–New. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: A web form that collects information on events that the public would like the Secretary to participate in, or those in which the incoming Secretary may want to use to reach back E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices out to interested parties to invite them to events. Information that will be collected is as follows: Organization, Address, Phone/Cell Number, First and last name of point of contact, Email Address, Type of event, Date of event, Event location, Secretary’s role, Number of attendees, Press open or closed. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 min per response. Type of Respondents: Individual, Businesses, Not-for profit; State, Local or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000. 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. Comments may be sent to Tomasina Brown, Office of Communications U.S. Department of Agriculture. 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. David Black, Acting Director of Communications. [FR Doc. 2017–07213 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–13–P srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: National Survey of Children’s Health. OMB Control Number: 0607–0990. Form Number(s): English survey forms include: NSCH–S1 (English Screener), NSCH–T1 (English Topical for 0- to 5year-old children), NSCH–T2 (English Topical for 6- to 11-year-old children), NSCH–T3 (English Topical for 12- to 17-year-old children). Spanish survey forms include: NSCH–S–S1 (Spanish Screener), NSCH–S–T1 (Spanish Topical for 0to 5-year-old children), NSCH–S–T2 (Spanish Topical for 6to 11-year-old children), and NSCH–S–T3 (Spanish Topical for 12to 17-year-old children). Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 58,345 for the Screener and 23,460 for the Topical. Average Hours per Response: 0.083 for the screener and 0.5 for the topical. Burden Hours: 16,573. Needs and Uses: The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) enables the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce national and state-based estimates on the health and well-being of children, their families, and their communities as well as estimates of the prevalence and impact of children with special health care needs. Data will be collected using one of two modes. The first mode is a web instrument (Centurion) survey that contains the screener and topical instruments. The web instrument first will take the respondent through the screener questions. If the household screens into the study, the respondent will be taken directly into one of the three age-based topical sets of questions. The second mode is a mailout/mailback of a self-administered paper-and-pencil interviewing (PAPI) screener instrument followed by a separate mailout/mailback of a PAPI age-based topical instrument. The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is a large-scale (sample size is 156,054 addresses) national survey. The survey will consist of one experiment to test the efficacy of an infographic in the initial package as well as two key, non-experimental design elements. It is anticipated that the infographic will provide respondents with a visually pleasant overview of the survey, including survey design, key estimates from past PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17409 iterations, and information on how the data can benefit their community, will encourage response. Higher response can reduce follow-up costs and nonresponse bias. The first additional non-experimental design element is a $2 screener cash incentive mailed to 90% of sampled addresses; the remaining 10% (the control) will receive no incentive to monitor the effectiveness of the cash incentive. This incentive is designed to increase response and reduce nonresponse bias. The incentive amount was chosen following an incentive test in the 2016 NSCH. From this test, we concluded that the $2 incentive significantly increased response over no incentive, particularly among low-response groups, and was more cost effective than the $5 incentive. The second additional nonexperimental design element is a modification to data collection procedures based on the block grouplevel paper-only response probability to identify households (30% of the sample) that would be more likely to respond by paper and send them a paper questionnaire from the initial mailing. Affected Public: Parents, researchers, policymakers, and family advocates. Frequency: This 2017 collection is the second administration of the NSCH. It is expected that this will become an annual or biennial survey, with a new sample drawn for each administration. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Census Authority: 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b). HRSA MCHB Authority: Section 501(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701). USDA Authority: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111–296. In particular, 42 U.S.C. 1769d(a) authorizes USDA to conduct research on the causes and consequences of childhood hunger included in 1769d(a)(4)(B), the geographic dispersion of childhood hunger and food insecurity. CDC/NCBDDD Authority: Public Health Service Act, Section 301, 42 U.S.C. 241. EPA Authority: FIFRA: Section 20(a); Toxic Substances Control Act: Section 10; 15 U.S.C. 2609. Confidentiality: The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. Federal law protects your privacy and keeps your answers confidential (Title 13, United States Code, Section 9). Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17408-17409]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07213]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Office of Communications; Notice of Request for Approval of a New 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Communications, 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 Office of Communications to 
request approval for a new information collection for Event Appearance 
Requests for the Secretary or members of his staff.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 12, 2017 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: The Office of the Secretary invites interested persons to 
submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including CD-ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Office of Communications, Docket Clerk, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 412A, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
     Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Docket 
Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Communications, Docket 
Clerk, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 412A, Washington, DC 20250-
3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Office of Communications and date and page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register. Comments received in response to this 
docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without 
change, including any personal information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go 
to the Office of Communications Docket Room at 1400 Independence Ave. 
SW., Room 412A, Washington, DC 20250-3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tomasina Brown, Office of 
Communications U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. 
SW., Room 412A Washington, DC 20250 202-720-4623 and 202-720-5773 or 
Tomasina.brown@oc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Event Appearance Requests for the Secretary or members of 
his staff.
    OMB Number: 0506-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: A web form that collects information on events that the 
public would like the Secretary to participate in, or those in which 
the incoming Secretary may want to use to reach back

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out to interested parties to invite them to events. Information that 
will be collected is as follows: Organization, Address, Phone/Cell 
Number, First and last name of point of contact, Email Address, Type of 
event, Date of event, Event location, Secretary's role, Number of 
attendees, Press open or closed.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 min per response.
    Type of Respondents: Individual, Businesses, Not-for profit; State, 
Local or Tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,000.
    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. Comments may be sent to Tomasina Brown, 
Office of Communications U.S. Department of Agriculture. 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.

David Black,
Acting Director of Communications.
[FR Doc. 2017-07213 Filed 4-10-17; 8:45 am]
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