Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 31933-31934 [2017-14509]

Download as PDF 31933 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 131 Tuesday, July 11, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES July 6, 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 and other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by August 10, 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. Commentors 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Forest Service Title: Bid for Advertised Timber. OMB Control Number: 0596–0066. Summary of Collection: Authorized under 16 U.S.C. 472a, unless extraordinary conditions exist as defined by regulation, the Secretary of Agriculture must (1) advertise sales of all National Forest System timber or forest products exceeding $10,000 in appraised value; (2) select bidding methods that ensure open and fair competition; (3) select bidding methods that ensure that the Federal government receives not less than appraised value of the timber or forest product; and (4) monitor bidding patterns for evidence of unlawful bidding practices. Individuals, large and small businesses, and corporations who wish to purchase timber or forest products from the National Forest must enter into a timber sale contract or Forest product contract with the Forest Service (FS). Information must be collected by FS in order to ensure that: National Forest System timber is sold at not less than appraised value; bidders meet specific criteria when submitting a bid; and antitrust violations do not occur during the bidding process. Several statutes, regulations, and polices impose requirements on the Government and purchasers in the bidding process. Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information using different bid forms FS–2400–42a, FS–2400– 14UR, FS–2400–14WA and FS–2400– 14TV, and two versions of the Solicitation and Offer for Integrated Resource Contract form FS–2400–14BV and FS–2400–14BVU. The sale officer will ensure: The bidder has signed the bid form; provided a tax identification number; completed the unit rate, weighted average, or total sale value bid; entered the bid guarantee amount, type, and ensure the bid guarantee is enclosed with the bid, the bidder has provided the required information concerning Small Business Administration size and Equal Opportunity compliance on previous sales. The Timber Sale Contracting Officers will use the information to complete the contract prior to award to the highest bidder. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Failure to include the required information may result in the bid being declared non-responsive or the Contracting Officer may be unable to make an affirmative finding of purchaser responsibility and not able to award the contract. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 1,089. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 68,530. Forest Service Title: Federal Excess Personal and Firefighter Property Program Administration. OMB Control Number: 0596–0223. Summary of Collection: Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Firefighter Property (FFP) programs provide state (including U.S. territories) forestry agencies the opportunity to obtain excess Department of Defense and other Federal agencies equipment and supplies to be used in firefighting and emergency services. The authority to provide excess supplies to state agencies comes from Federal Property and Administration Services Act of 1949, as amended, 40 U.S.C., Sec 202. Authority to loan excess supplies comes from 10 U.S.C., Subtitle A, Part IV, Chapter 153, 2576b grants the authority for the FFP. Need and Use of the Information: The Forest Service (FS) ‘‘Federal Excess Property Management Information System (FEPMIS) database allows the FS to collect FEPP and FFP information used to manage property inventory electronically. Access to the database is limited to those state employees with access authorized by FS Management Officers working in the fire and Aviation staff. Each state designates an Accountable Officer who is responsible for the integrity of the program within their respective state and completing the necessary documentation for each program in which the state participates. For this reason FEPP and FFP collects the state forestry agency contact information and the information of the Accountable Officer. Cooperative Agreement forms FS–3100–10 and/or FS–3100–11 are used to collect the required information from the participating state agency that outlines the requirements and rules for the cooperation. Participating state agencies E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 31934 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 / Notices must submit separate agreements if they desire to participate in both programs. Description of Respondents: State and local government. Number of Respondents: 56. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annual. Total Burden Hours: 600. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14509 Filed 7–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 6, 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 August 10, 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 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: USDA Farmers Market Application. OMB Control Number: 0581–0229. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622(n) authorizes the Secretary to conduct services and to perform activities that will facilitate the marketing and utilization of agricultural products through commercial channels. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is authorized to implement established regulations and procedures under 7 CFR part 170 for AMS to operate the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market, specify vendor criteria and selection procedures, and define guidelines to be used for governing the USDA Farmers Market annually. Need and Use of the Information: Information will be collected on form TM–28, ‘‘USDA Farmers Market Application.’’ The application was developed to ensure a uniform and fair process for deciding which farm operations are allowed to participate in the market, as well as ensure diversity of product for consumers. The Program has expanded to a year-round market. The Summer/Outdoor market season is from June through November and the Winter/Indoor market season operates from December through May. AMS will collect information to review the type of products available for sale and selecting participants for the annual market season. The information collected consists of (1) certification that the applicant is the owner or a representative of the farm or business; (2) name(s), address, telephone number and email address; (3) farm or business location; (4) types of products grown; (5) business practices; and (6) insurance coverage. Two new forms are being included in this renewal submission. The ‘‘USDA Farmers Market Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire’’ to learn who our customers are and their preferences in order to improve the Farmers Market. Taught by USDA subject matter experts, free fruit and vegetable education classes called VegU take place weekly at the Farmers Market. The ‘‘VegUcation Questionnaire’’ will be used to learn how familiar attendees are with the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 featured fruit or vegetable, if they found the class valuable, and if their attendance affected their market purchases. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; Individuals. Number of Respondents: 588. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 284. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: USDA Web Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM). OMB Control Number: 0581–0273. Summary of Collection: Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, as amended (Section 32 Pub. L. 74–320; 7 U.S.C. 612c); Sections 6(a) and (e), 13, and 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1751, 1761, and 1766) in addition to several other acts authorize the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Procurement Branches to prepare and issue announcements for the purchase and sale of perishable agricultural commodities. AMS purchases agricultural commodities for the Section 32 and 6a & e National School Lunch Program/Child & Adult Care Food Program; Nutrition Service Incentive Program; Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations; Commodity Supplemental Food Program; The Emergency Food Assistance Program and Disaster Feeding in addition to providing support for commodity markets with surplus inventory. Need and Use of the Information: AMS issues solicitation for offers in order to solicit bids for commodities for delivery to domestic nutrition assistance programs. Vendors respond by making electronic offers using the secure Web Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM). Vendors must be registered, and have an ID and password, in order to submit bids electronically through WBSCM via the Internet. The information will change in response to the needs of the domestic feeding programs and each solicitation. Information collected has been consolidated into three processes—a New Vendor Application, Bid Solicitation, and Contract Delivery, Invoice Submission and Inspection Results. The data collected from vendors assists AMS with making a determination whether a business is viable and capable of supplying product to the Federal government. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 330. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Monthly; Quarterly. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 6, 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 
and other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by August 
10, 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. Commentors 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 persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Forest Service

    Title: Bid for Advertised Timber.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0066.
    Summary of Collection: Authorized under 16 U.S.C. 472a, unless 
extraordinary conditions exist as defined by regulation, the Secretary 
of Agriculture must (1) advertise sales of all National Forest System 
timber or forest products exceeding $10,000 in appraised value; (2) 
select bidding methods that ensure open and fair competition; (3) 
select bidding methods that ensure that the Federal government receives 
not less than appraised value of the timber or forest product; and (4) 
monitor bidding patterns for evidence of unlawful bidding practices. 
Individuals, large and small businesses, and corporations who wish to 
purchase timber or forest products from the National Forest must enter 
into a timber sale contract or Forest product contract with the Forest 
Service (FS). Information must be collected by FS in order to ensure 
that: National Forest System timber is sold at not less than appraised 
value; bidders meet specific criteria when submitting a bid; and anti-
trust violations do not occur during the bidding process. Several 
statutes, regulations, and polices impose requirements on the 
Government and purchasers in the bidding process.
    Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information using 
different bid forms FS-2400-42a, FS-2400-14UR, FS-2400-14WA and FS-
2400-14TV, and two versions of the Solicitation and Offer for 
Integrated Resource Contract form FS-2400-14BV and FS-2400-14BVU. The 
sale officer will ensure: The bidder has signed the bid form; provided 
a tax identification number; completed the unit rate, weighted average, 
or total sale value bid; entered the bid guarantee amount, type, and 
ensure the bid guarantee is enclosed with the bid, the bidder has 
provided the required information concerning Small Business 
Administration size and Equal Opportunity compliance on previous sales. 
The Timber Sale Contracting Officers will use the information to 
complete the contract prior to award to the highest bidder. Failure to 
include the required information may result in the bid being declared 
non-responsive or the Contracting Officer may be unable to make an 
affirmative finding of purchaser responsibility and not able to award 
the contract.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; 
Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 1,089.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 68,530.

Forest Service

    Title: Federal Excess Personal and Firefighter Property Program 
Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 0596-0223.
    Summary of Collection: Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and 
Firefighter Property (FFP) programs provide state (including U.S. 
territories) forestry agencies the opportunity to obtain excess 
Department of Defense and other Federal agencies equipment and supplies 
to be used in firefighting and emergency services. The authority to 
provide excess supplies to state agencies comes from Federal Property 
and Administration Services Act of 1949, as amended, 40 U.S.C., Sec 
202. Authority to loan excess supplies comes from 10 U.S.C., Subtitle 
A, Part IV, Chapter 153, 2576b grants the authority for the FFP.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Forest Service (FS) ``Federal 
Excess Property Management Information System (FEPMIS) database allows 
the FS to collect FEPP and FFP information used to manage property 
inventory electronically. Access to the database is limited to those 
state employees with access authorized by FS Management Officers 
working in the fire and Aviation staff. Each state designates an 
Accountable Officer who is responsible for the integrity of the program 
within their respective state and completing the necessary 
documentation for each program in which the state participates. For 
this reason FEPP and FFP collects the state forestry agency contact 
information and the information of the Accountable Officer. Cooperative 
Agreement forms FS-3100-10 and/or FS-3100-11 are used to collect the 
required information from the participating state agency that outlines 
the requirements and rules for the cooperation. Participating state 
agencies

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must submit separate agreements if they desire to participate in both 
programs.
    Description of Respondents: State and local government.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annual.
    Total Burden Hours: 600.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-14509 Filed 7-10-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P