Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 29474 [2017-13607]

Download as PDF 29474 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 124 Thursday, June 29, 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. 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service Title: National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs. OMB Control Number: 0581–0093. Summary of Collection: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has the responsibility for implementing and overseeing programs for a variety of commodities including beef, blueberries, cotton, dairy, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, honey, lamb, mangos, mushrooms, paper and paperbased packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans, and watermelons. Various Acts authorizes these programs to carry out projects relating to research, consumer information, advertising, sales promotion, producer information, market development and product research to assist, improve, or promote the marketing, distribution, and utilization of their respective commodities. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has the responsibility to appoint board members and approve the boards’ budgets, plans, and projects and for foreign projects, the Foreign Agricultural Service. AMS’ objective in carrying out this responsibility is to assure the following: (1) Collection of funds are properly accounted for; (2) expenditures of all funds are for the purposes authorized by enabling legislation; and (3) the board’s administration of the programs conforms to USDA policy. Need and Use of the Information: The boards administer the various programs using a variety of forms to carry out their responsibilities. Only authorized employees of the various boards and USDA employees will use the information collected. Were the data collected less frequently, (1) it would hinder data needed to collect and refund assessments in a timely manner and result in delayed or even lost revenue; (2) boards would be unable to carry out the responsibilities of their respective Acts; and (3) requiring Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES June 26, 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 July 31, 2017. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Jun 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reports less frequently than monthly would impose additional record keeping requirements. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit, Farms. Number of Respondents: 162,231. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Weekly, Monthly, Semiannually, Annually; Recordkeeping. Total Burden Hours: 150,918. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–13607 Filed 6–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 26, 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by July 31, 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), 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 E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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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.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 26, 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 July 31, 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: National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information 
Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0093.
    Summary of Collection: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has the 
responsibility for implementing and overseeing programs for a variety 
of commodities including beef, blueberries, cotton, dairy, eggs, fluid 
milk, Hass avocados, honey, lamb, mangos, mushrooms, paper and paper-
based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, softwood lumber, 
sorghum, soybeans, and watermelons. Various Acts authorizes these 
programs to carry out projects relating to research, consumer 
information, advertising, sales promotion, producer information, market 
development and product research to assist, improve, or promote the 
marketing, distribution, and utilization of their respective 
commodities. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has the 
responsibility to appoint board members and approve the boards' 
budgets, plans, and projects and for foreign projects, the Foreign 
Agricultural Service. AMS' objective in carrying out this 
responsibility is to assure the following: (1) Collection of funds are 
properly accounted for; (2) expenditures of all funds are for the 
purposes authorized by enabling legislation; and (3) the board's 
administration of the programs conforms to USDA policy.
    Need and Use of the Information: The boards administer the various 
programs using a variety of forms to carry out their responsibilities. 
Only authorized employees of the various boards and USDA employees will 
use the information collected. Were the data collected less frequently, 
(1) it would hinder data needed to collect and refund assessments in a 
timely manner and result in delayed or even lost revenue; (2) boards 
would be unable to carry out the responsibilities of their respective 
Acts; and (3) requiring reports less frequently than monthly would 
impose additional record keeping requirements.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit, Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 162,231.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Weekly, Monthly, 
Semi-annually, Annually; Recordkeeping.
    Total Burden Hours: 150,918.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-13607 Filed 6-28-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P