Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 28815-28816 [2017-13260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Current Agricultural Industrial Reports (CAIR). OMB Control Number: 0535–0254. Summary of Collection: The Current Agricultural Industrial Reports (CAIR) surveys have become an integral part of the Census of Agriculture and numerous other surveys conducted by NASS. Under the authority of the Census of Agriculture Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105– 113) and defined under Title 7, Sec. 2204(g), these surveys will be mandatory. The data from the CAIR surveys will supply data users with important information on the utilization of many of the crops, livestock, and poultry produced in the U.S. Need and Use of the Information: Data from these surveys is essential to measuring the consumption of agricultural products in the production of numerous consumer goods. Agricultural products such as grain, oilseeds, fibers, and animal co-products is used in the creation of cooking oils, flour, lubricants, fuel, fabrics, soap, paint, methyl esters, resins, and numerous other products. The data are needed to provide a more complete picture of the importance of agriculture to the American population. Data from the instruments are published and publications are available to everyone at the same time on the NASS Web site. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 1,420. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 2,490. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–13264 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Livestock Slaughter Survey. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 25, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0005, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Efax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336A, Mail Stop 2024, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336A, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS—OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Livestock Slaughter Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0005. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2017. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. Livestock slaughter data are used to estimate U.S. red meat production and reconcile inventory estimates which provide producers and the rest of the industry with current and future information on market supplies. This data is also used in preparing production, disposition, and income statistics which facilitate more orderly PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28815 production, marketing, and processing of livestock and livestock products. NASS compiles data from both Federally Inspected and Non-Federally Inspected Slaughter Plants. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Pub. L. 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: The Livestock Slaughter Survey includes a weekly survey of approximately 900 Federally Inspected (FI) slaughter plants and a monthly survey of approximately 900 State Inspected (SI) slaughter plants. Slaughter data is compiled by the Federal and State inspectors, therefore NASS does not contact these operations. NASS collects data only from the smaller independent plants and combines this data with the FI and SI data to create a national report. The smaller, independent operations (approximately 1,300 operations) are contacted either monthly, quarterly, or annually. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response for an estimated annual burden of 2,500 hours. (The USDA and State inspectors are not included in the calculation of total burden, since they are performing this task as a part of their job functions.) Respondents: Farmers and custom/ state inspected slaughter plants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,500 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 28816 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, June 13, 2017. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–13260 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Louisiana Advisory Committee To Discuss Civil Rights Topics in the State U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Louisiana Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Central for the purpose of a discussion on civil rights topics affecting the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CDT PUBLIC CALL INFORMATION: Dial: 877– 718–5108, Conference ID: 1009990 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Barreras, DFO, at dbarreras@ usccr.gov or 312–353–8311 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 877–718–5108, conference ID: 1009990. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Louisiana Advisory Committee link (https://database.faca.gov/committee/ committee.aspx?cid=251&aid=17). Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Civil Rights Topics in Louisiana Next Steps Public Comment Adjournment Exceptional Circumstance: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, the notice for this meeting is given less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting because of the exceptional circumstance of management difficulties that prevent an earlier filing. Dated: June 21, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–13283 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau 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 Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability Panel Pretesting. OMB Control Number: 0607–0978. Form Number(s): TBD. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Number of Respondents: 60,000. Average Hours per Response: 0.167. Burden Hours: 10,000. Needs and Uses: The information collected in this program of developing and testing questionnaires will be used by staff from the Census Bureau and sponsoring agencies to evaluate and improve the quality of the data in the surveys and censuses that are ultimately conducted. Because the questionnaires being tested under this clearance are still in the process of development, the data that result from these collections are not considered official statistics of the Census Bureau or other Federal agencies. Data will be included in research reports prepared for sponsors inside and outside of the Census Bureau. The results may also be prepared for presentations related to survey methodology at professional meetings or publications in professional journals. Since the submission of the 60 day notice, we have changed both the title and burden estimate for this collection. At the 60-day notice, the collection was entitled ‘‘Generic Clearance for Internet Nonprobability Panel Pretesting and Qualitative Survey Methods Testing.’’ To more accurately reflect the intended collection, we are renaming this collection ‘‘Generic Clearance for Medium-Scale Pretesting.’’ We are requesting an increase in hours from 8,334 to 16,900 annually because we incorporated the pretesting needs for the 2020 Census communications campaign into this request. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Frequency: Once. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data collection for this project is authorized under the authorizing legislation for the questionnaire being tested. This may be Title 13, Sections 131, 141, 161, 181, 182, 193, and 301 for Census Bureau- E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 121 (Monday, June 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28815-28816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-13260]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, 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 intent of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Livestock Slaughter Survey. 
Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 25, 2017 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0005, by any of the following methods:
     Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Efax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336A, Mail Stop 2024, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: NASS Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336A, South Building, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Livestock Slaughter Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0005.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2017.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition as well as 
economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide 
usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of 
Agriculture. Livestock slaughter data are used to estimate U.S. red 
meat production and reconcile inventory estimates which provide 
producers and the rest of the industry with current and future 
information on market supplies. This data is also used in preparing 
production, disposition, and income statistics which facilitate more 
orderly production, marketing, and processing of livestock and 
livestock products. NASS compiles data from both Federally Inspected 
and Non-Federally Inspected Slaughter Plants.
    Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 
U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this 
authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 
1985, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management 
and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB 
Implementation Guidance, ``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the 
E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical 
Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, 
June 15, 2007, p. 33362.
    Estimate of Burden: The Livestock Slaughter Survey includes a 
weekly survey of approximately 900 Federally Inspected (FI) slaughter 
plants and a monthly survey of approximately 900 State Inspected (SI) 
slaughter plants. Slaughter data is compiled by the Federal and State 
inspectors, therefore NASS does not contact these operations. NASS 
collects data only from the smaller independent plants and combines 
this data with the FI and SI data to create a national report. The 
smaller, independent operations (approximately 1,300 operations) are 
contacted either monthly, quarterly, or annually. Public reporting 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 
minutes per response for an estimated annual burden of 2,500 hours. 
(The USDA and State inspectors are not included in the calculation of 
total burden, since they are performing this task as a part of their 
job functions.)
    Respondents: Farmers and custom/state inspected slaughter plants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,500 hours.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility,

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and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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, technological or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, June 13, 2017.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-13260 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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