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Download as PDF 28618 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 120 Friday, June 23, 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 Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Office of Tribal Relations, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (CNAFR), a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR). Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended. This will be the second meeting held during fiscal year 2017 and will consist of, but not be limited to: Hearing public comments, update of USDA programs and activities, and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 20–21, 2017. The meeting will be open to the public on both days with time set aside for public comment on July 20 at approximately 2:00–4:00 p.m. The OTR will make the agenda available to the public via the OTR Web site (https:// www.usda.gov/tribalrelations) no later than 10 business days before the meeting and at the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Carnall Hall’s ‘‘The Classroom’’ at the University of Arkansas, 465 N. Arkansas Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701. Written comments may be submitted to the CNAFR Contact Person: Abby Cruz, Designated Federal Officer and Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Tribal Relations, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 501–A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720–1058; or by email: Abigail.Cruz@osec.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to the CNAFR Contact Person: Abby Cruz, Designated Federal Officer and Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Tribal Relations, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Jun 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Whitten Bldg., 501–A, Washington, DC 20250; by Fax: (202) 720–1058; or by email: Abigail.Cruz@osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), USDA established an advisory council for Native American farmers and ranchers. The CNAFR is a discretionary advisory committee established under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of the Keepseagle v. Vilsack settlement agreement that was granted final approval by the District Court for the District of Columbia on April 28, 2011. The CNAFR will operate under the provisions of the FACA and report to the Secretary of Agriculture. The purpose of the CNAFR is (1) to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the participation of Native American farmers and ranchers in USDA programs; (2) to transmit recommendations concerning any changes to USDA regulations or internal guidance or other measures that would eliminate barriers to program participation for Native American farmers and ranchers; (3) to examine methods of maximizing the number of new farming and ranching opportunities created by USDA programs through enhanced extension and financial literacy services; (4) to examine methods of encouraging intergovernmental cooperation to mitigate the effects of land tenure and probate issues on the delivery of USDA programs; (5) to evaluate other methods of creating new farming or ranching opportunities for Native American producers; and (6) to address other related issues as deemed appropriate. The Secretary of Agriculture selected a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing solutions to the challenges of the aforementioned purposes. Equal opportunity practices were considered in all appointments to the CNAFR in accordance with USDA policies. The Secretary selected the members in December 2016. Interested persons may present views, orally or in writing, on issues relating to agenda topics before the CNAFR. Written submissions may be submitted to the CNAFR Contact Person on or before July 14, 2017. Oral presentations from the public will be heard PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 20, 2017. Individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should also notify the CNAFR Contact Person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the issue they wish to present and the names, tribal affiliations, and addresses of proposed participants by July 14, 2017. All oral presentations will be given three (3) to five (5) minutes depending on the number of participants. The OTR will also make the agenda available to the public via the OTR Web site (https://www.usda.gov/ tribalrelations) no later than 10 business days before the meeting and at the meeting. The minutes from the meeting will be posted on the OTR Web site. OTR welcomes the attendance of the public at the CNAFR meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Abby Cruz at least 10 business days in advance of the meeting. Dated: June 19, 2017. Linda Cronin, Acting Director, Office of Tribal Relations. [FR Doc. 2017–13169 Filed 6–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 20, 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, E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 120 / Friday, June 23, 2017 / Notices electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by July 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 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock and Fruit from Quarantined Areas. OMB Control Number: 0579–0317. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701, et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with the Sates, is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests (such as citrus canker) new to or widely distributed throughout the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has regulations in place to prevent the interstate spread of citrus canker. These regulations, contained in 7 CFR 301.75, restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from and through areas quarantined because of citrus canker. APHIS’ citrus canker quarantine regulations prohibit the interstate movement of regulated nursery stock from a quarantined area. The interstate movement of nursery stock from an area quarantined for citrus canker poses an extremely high risk of spreading citrus canker outside the quarantined area. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information through compliance agreements and limited permits. Failure to collect this VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Jun 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 information could cause a severe economic loss to the citrus industry. Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 400. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 2,742. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Potatoes from Mexico. OMB Control Number: 0579–0413. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701, et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants, and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart-Fruit and Vegetables’’ (7 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 within the United States. APHIS regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables allow the importation of fresh potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) from Mexico into the United States. As a condition of entry, the potatoes have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach employing a combination of mitigation measures. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will use the following information collection activities to allow the importation of potatoes from Mexico while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests into the United States: (1) Bilateral workplan, (2) grower registration certification, (3) packinghouse registration, (4) inspection and agricultural seal, (5) foreign phytosanitary certificate, and (6) surveys. Failure to collect this information would cripple APHIS’ ability to ensure that potatoes from Mexico are not carrying plant pests. Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit; Foreign Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 19. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 236. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–13114 Filed 6–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28619 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2017–0001] Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of revised conservation practice standards in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Anaerobic Digester (Code 366), Contour Farming (Code 330), Crosswind Ridges (Code 588), Dam (Code 402), Mulching (Code 484), Pond Sealing or Lining—Geomembrane or Geosynthetic Clay Liner (Code 521), Stream Crossing (Code 578), Strip-Cropping (Code 585), Structure for Water Control (Code 587), Water and Sediment Control Basin (Code 638), Waste Recycling (Code 633), Waste Treatment Lagoon (Code 359). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land (HEL) or on land determined to be a wetland. Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out HEL and wetland provisions of the law. DATES: Effective Date: This is effective June 23, 2017. Comment Date: Submit comments on or before July 24, 2017. Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period and after consideration of all comments. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted, identified by Docket Number NRCS–2017–0001, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attention: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 20, 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,

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electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by July 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 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.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery 
Stock and Fruit from Quarantined Areas.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0317.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701, et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or 
in cooperation with the Sates, is authorized to carry out operations or 
measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard 
the spread of plant pests (such as citrus canker) new to or widely 
distributed throughout the United States. The Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) has regulations in place to prevent the 
interstate spread of citrus canker. These regulations, contained in 7 
CFR 301.75, restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from 
and through areas quarantined because of citrus canker. APHIS' citrus 
canker quarantine regulations prohibit the interstate movement of 
regulated nursery stock from a quarantined area. The interstate 
movement of nursery stock from an area quarantined for citrus canker 
poses an extremely high risk of spreading citrus canker outside the 
quarantined area.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
through compliance agreements and limited permits. Failure to collect 
this information could cause a severe economic loss to the citrus 
industry.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 400.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,742.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Potatoes from Mexico.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0413.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701, et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit 
or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants, and plant 
pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States 
or their dissemination within the United States. The regulations in 
``Subpart-Fruit and Vegetables'' (7 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 within the United States. APHIS 
regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables allow 
the importation of fresh potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) from Mexico 
into the United States. As a condition of entry, the potatoes have to 
be produced in accordance with a systems approach employing a 
combination of mitigation measures.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will use the following 
information collection activities to allow the importation of potatoes 
from Mexico while continuing to protect against the introduction of 
plant pests into the United States: (1) Bilateral workplan, (2) grower 
registration certification, (3) packinghouse registration, (4) 
inspection and agricultural seal, (5) foreign phytosanitary 
certificate, and (6) surveys. Failure to collect this information would 
cripple APHIS' ability to ensure that potatoes from Mexico are not 
carrying plant pests.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profit; Foreign 
Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 19.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 236.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-13114 Filed 6-22-17; 8:45 am]
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