Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 26425-26426 [2017-11806]

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You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Hardcopy: Mail, hand deliver, or courier to Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. The information collection package, public comments and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call GIPSA’s Management and Budget Services at (202) 720–8479 to arrange a viewing of these documents. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Grasso, Program Analyst, Litigation and Economic Analysis Division at (202)720–7201 or Catherine.M.Grasso@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GIPSA administers and enforces the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 181–229, 229c). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries. Title: Packers and Stockyards Program Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements. OMB Number: 0580–0015. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2017. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The P&S Act and the regulations issued under the P&S Act authorize the collection of information for the purpose of enforcing the P&S Act and regulations and for conducting studies requested by Congress. Through the forms in this information collection, GIPSA’s Packers and Stockyards Program (P&SP) gathers information that keeps P&SP current on the ownership and operations of regulated entities which permit P&SP oversight of the regulated entities. For example, P&SP gathers information regarding the number of head of livestock purchased VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 and the cost of the livestock to determine if the entity is adequately bonded to protect the livestock sellers. The information regarding the amount of livestock purchased is also consolidated for public reporting in GIPSA’s annual report. Other financial information is gathered to determine if the regulated entities are operating while solvent as required by the P&S Act. This information collection is necessary for GIPSA to monitor and examine financial, competitive, and trade practices in the livestock, meat packing and poultry industries. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning GIPSA’s information collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.73 hours per response. Respondents (Affected Public): Livestock auction markets, livestock dealers, packer buyers, meat packers, and live poultry dealers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,900. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 348,328 hours. As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically requests comments 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 responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8. Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–11806 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Inviting Applications for SociallyDisadvantaged Groups Grants Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2017 applications for the SociallyDisadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) program. The Agency will publish the program funding level on the SDGG Web site located at http:// www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ socially-disadvantaged-groups-grant. Expenses incurred in developing applications are the responsibility of the applicant. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to SociallyDisadvantaged Groups in rural areas. Eligible applicants include Cooperatives, Groups of Cooperatives, and Cooperative Development Centers. This program supports Rural Development’s (RD) mission of improving the quality of life for rural Americans and commitment to directing resources to those who most need them. DATES: Completed applications for grants must be submitted on paper or electronically according to the following deadlines: Paper copies must be postmarked and mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than August 1, 2017. You may also hand carry your application to one of our field offices, but it must be received by close of business on the deadline date. Electronic copies must be received by http://www.grants.gov no later than midnight Eastern Time July 25, 2017. Late applications are not eligible for funding under this Notice and will not be evaluated. ADDRESSES: You should contact the USDA Rural Development State Office (State Office) located in the State where you are headquartered if you have questions. Contact information for State Offices can be found at: http:// www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/stateoffices. You are encouraged to contact your State Office well in advance of the application deadline to discuss your project and ask any questions about the application process. Program guidance as well as application templates may be obtained at http://www.rd.usda.gov/ programs-services/sociallydisadvantaged-groups-grant or by contacting your State Office. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26425-26426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11806]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection Under the Packers and Stockyards Act

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and 
Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request that the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a 
currently approved information collection in support of the reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 
1921,

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as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This approval is required under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by August 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
     Hardcopy: Mail, hand deliver, or courier to Dexter Thomas, 
GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530-S, Washington, DC 
20250-3604.
     Fax: (202) 690-2173.
    Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. The information collection 
package, public comments and other documents relating to this action 
will be available for public inspection during regular business hours 
(7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call GIPSA's Management and Budget Services at 
(202) 720-8479 to arrange a viewing of these documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Grasso, Program Analyst, 
Litigation and Economic Analysis Division at (202)720-7201 or 
Catherine.M.Grasso@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GIPSA administers and enforces the P&S Act 
(7 U.S.C. 181-229, 229c). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and 
fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard 
owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in 
the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries.
    Title: Packers and Stockyards Program Reporting and Recordkeeping 
Requirements.
    OMB Number: 0580-0015.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2017.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The P&S Act and the regulations issued under the P&S Act 
authorize the collection of information for the purpose of enforcing 
the P&S Act and regulations and for conducting studies requested by 
Congress. Through the forms in this information collection, GIPSA's 
Packers and Stockyards Program (P&SP) gathers information that keeps 
P&SP current on the ownership and operations of regulated entities 
which permit P&SP oversight of the regulated entities. For example, 
P&SP gathers information regarding the number of head of livestock 
purchased and the cost of the livestock to determine if the entity is 
adequately bonded to protect the livestock sellers. The information 
regarding the amount of livestock purchased is also consolidated for 
public reporting in GIPSA's annual report. Other financial information 
is gathered to determine if the regulated entities are operating while 
solvent as required by the P&S Act. This information collection is 
necessary for GIPSA to monitor and examine financial, competitive, and 
trade practices in the livestock, meat packing and poultry industries. 
The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
concerning GIPSA's information collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and recordkeeping burden for 
this collection of information is estimated to average 1.73 hours per 
response.
    Respondents (Affected Public): Livestock auction markets, livestock 
dealers, packer buyers, meat packers, and live poultry dealers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,900.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 348,328 hours.
    As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its 
implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically 
requests comments 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 responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8.

Randall D. Jones,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-11806 Filed 6-6-17; 8:45 am]
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