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[FR Doc. 2017–13256 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2017–13255 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License June 21, 2017. Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blueberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/530,947, ‘‘BLUEBERRY CULTIVAR NAMED ‘ECHO’,’’ filed on March 28, 2017. Comments must be received on or before July 26, 2017. DATES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/530,950, ‘‘BLACKBERRY NAMED ‘HALL’S BEAUTY’,’’ filed on March 28, 2017. Jkt 241001 Comments must be received on or before July 26, 2017. DATES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. The Federal Government’s patent rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government’s patent rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Notice of intent. SUMMARY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; (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. Comments regarding this information collection received by July 26, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 21, 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; (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.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by July 26, 
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 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

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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]
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