Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 21507-21508 [2017-09313]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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: Agricultural Surveys Program. OMB Control Number: 0535–0213. Summary of Collection: National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) primary functions are to prepare and issue state and national estimates of crop and livestock production and collect information on related environmental and economic factors. The Agricultural Surveys Program is a series of surveys that contains basic agricultural data from farmers and ranchers throughout the Nation for preparing agricultural estimates and forecasts. The surveys results provide the foundation for setting livestock and poultry inventory numbers. Estimates derived from the surveys supply information needed by farmers to make decisions for both short and long-term planning. The General authority for these data collection is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 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 confidentially to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Need and Use of the Information: The surveys provide the basis for estimates of the current season’s crop and livestock production and supplies of grain in storage. Crop and livestock statistics help develop a stable economic atmosphere and reduce risk for production, marketing, and distribution operations. These commodities affect the well being of the nation’s farmers, commodities markets, and national and global agricultural policy. Users of agricultural statistics are farm organizations, agribusiness, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 state and national farm policy makers, and foreign buyers of agricultural products but the primary user of the statistical information is the producer. Agricultural statistics are also used to plan and administer other related federal and state programs in such areas as school lunch program, conservation, foreign trade, education, and recreation. Collecting the information less frequent would eliminate needed data to keep the government and agricultural industry abreast of changes at the state and national levels. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 512,500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Semi-annually; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 168,342. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09389 Filed 5–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request May 4, 2017. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21507 (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by June 8, 2017. 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. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico. OMB Control Number: 0581–0215. Summary of Collection: The Pistachio Marketing Order, (7 CFR part 983), covering pistachios grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico is established and regulated under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, Secs. 1–19, 48 Stat. 31, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 601–674), herein referred to as the Act. The order regulates the handling of pistachios, authorizes grade and size requirements, as well as a requirement for aflatoxin testing on domestic shipments only. The Secretary is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue regulations recommended by representatives from the Pistachio Committee. Need and Use of the Information: The Agricultural Marketing Service has developed forms as a convenience for handlers and producers who are required to file certain information with the Committee relating to pistachio supplies, shipments, dispositions, and other information needed to effectively implement the requirements of the order and carry out the purposes of the Act. Collecting data less frequently would eliminate the Secretary’s ability to administer the order. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 1,070. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Monthly; Quarterly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 470. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order. OMB Control Number: 0581–0268. Action: Renewal and Extension of a Previously Approved Collection. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 21508 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017 / Notices Summary of Collection: A Christmas Tree Promotion, Research and Information Order created under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104– 127, 110 Stat. 1032, April 4, 1996, 7 U.S.C. 744–7425) requires collection of information to carry out the program. The program includes projects relating to research, information, advertising, sales promotion, market development and production research to assist, improve, or promote the marketing, distribution, competitive position and stimulate sales of Christmas trees. Need and Use of the Information: The Christmas tree program will be administered by the Christmas Tree Promotion Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and financed by a mandatory assessment on producers and importers of fresh cut Christmas trees. The program will provide for an exemption for producers and importers that cut and sell or import fewer than 500 Christmas trees annually. The forms covered under this collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the program, and their use is essential to carry out the intent of the Order. Description of Respondents: Producers and Importers. Number of Respondents: 12,455. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Recordkeeping. Total Burden Hours: 10,700. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–09313 Filed 5–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0035] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fresh Baby Kiwi From Chile Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 importation of fresh baby kiwi from Chile into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0035. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0035, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https://www. regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2017-0035 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the importation of fresh baby kiwi from Chile, contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2292. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Fresh Baby Kiwi From Chile. OMB Control Number: 0579–0374. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–76). Under these regulations, fresh baby kiwi from Chile may be imported into PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the continental United States under certain conditions, as listed in 7 CFR 319.56–53, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The regulations require information collection activities, including an operational workplan, low prevalence production site certification, production site registration, phytosanitary inspections, labeling of containers, identification of fruit in shipping documentation to specify production sites and packing sheds where fruit was processed, and a phytosanitary certificate. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.02 hours per response. Respondents: Growers and shippers of fresh baby kiwi from Chile and the national plant protection organization of Chile. Estimated annual number of respondents: 5. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8,243.6. Estimated annual number of responses: 41,218. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 849 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 4, 2017.

    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC; 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.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by June 8, 2017. 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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0215.
    Summary of Collection: The Pistachio Marketing Order, (7 CFR part 
983), covering pistachios grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico 
is established and regulated under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement 
Act of 1937, Secs. 1-19, 48 Stat. 31, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 601-674), 
herein referred to as the Act. The order regulates the handling of 
pistachios, authorizes grade and size requirements, as well as a 
requirement for aflatoxin testing on domestic shipments only. The 
Secretary is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue 
regulations recommended by representatives from the Pistachio 
Committee.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Agricultural Marketing Service 
has developed forms as a convenience for handlers and producers who are 
required to file certain information with the Committee relating to 
pistachio supplies, shipments, dispositions, and other information 
needed to effectively implement the requirements of the order and carry 
out the purposes of the Act. Collecting data less frequently would 
eliminate the Secretary's ability to administer the order.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 1,070.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Monthly; 
Quarterly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 470.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0268.
    Action: Renewal and Extension of a Previously Approved Collection.

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    Summary of Collection: A Christmas Tree Promotion, Research and 
Information Order created under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and 
Information Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-127, 110 Stat. 1032, April 4, 
1996, 7 U.S.C. 744-7425) requires collection of information to carry 
out the program. The program includes projects relating to research, 
information, advertising, sales promotion, market development and 
production research to assist, improve, or promote the marketing, 
distribution, competitive position and stimulate sales of Christmas 
trees.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Christmas tree program will be 
administered by the Christmas Tree Promotion Board appointed by the 
Secretary of Agriculture and financed by a mandatory assessment on 
producers and importers of fresh cut Christmas trees. The program will 
provide for an exemption for producers and importers that cut and sell 
or import fewer than 500 Christmas trees annually. The forms covered 
under this collection require the minimum information necessary to 
effectively carry out the requirements of the program, and their use is 
essential to carry out the intent of the Order.
    Description of Respondents: Producers and Importers.
    Number of Respondents: 12,455.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Recordkeeping.
    Total Burden Hours: 10,700.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-09313 Filed 5-8-17; 8:45 am]
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