Information Collection Request; Certified State Mediation Program, 33040-33041 [2017-15066]

Download as PDF 33040 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 137 Wednesday, July 19, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–17–0030] Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intent to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved information collection used to compile and generate the Federally Inspected Estimated Daily Slaughter Report (OMB 0581–0050). DATES: Comments must be received by September 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted to Sam Jones-Ellard, Assistant to the Director, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA; Room 2619–S; Stop 0252; 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0252. All comments should reference docket number AMS–LPS–17–0030, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sam Jones-Ellard, Assistant to the Director, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, AMS, USDA, by asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 telephone at (202) 720–6231, or via email at Samuel.Jones@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection. OMB Number: 0581–0050. Expiration Date of Approval: 01–31– 2018. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) section 203(g) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income, and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. The USDA issues a Market News report estimating daily livestock slaughter under Federal inspection. This report is compiled by AMS on a voluntary basis in cooperation with the livestock and meat industry. Market News reporting must be timely, accurate, and continuous if it is to be useful to producers, processors, and the trade in general. The daily livestock slaughter estimates are provided at the request of industry and are used to make production and marketing decisions. The Estimated Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection Report is used by a wide range of industry contacts, including packers, processors, producers, brokers, and retailers of meat and meat products. The livestock and meat industry requested that USDA issue slaughter estimates (daily and weekly), by species, for cattle, calves, hogs, and sheep to assist them in making immediate production and marketing decisions and as a guide to the volume of meat in the marketing channel. The information requested from respondents includes their estimation of the current day’s slaughter at their plant(s) and the actual slaughter for the previous day. Also, the Government is a large purchaser of meat and related products and this report assists other Government agencies in providing timely information on the quantity of meat entering the processing channels. The information must be collected, compiled, and disseminated by an PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impartial third-party, in a manner which protects the confidentiality of the reporting entity. AMS is in the best position to provide this service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .0333 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, individuals or households, farms, and the Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 58 respondents. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 260 responses per respondent. Estimated Number of Responses: 15,080 responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 502 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of AMS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of AMS estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 14, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15129 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request; Certified State Mediation Program Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Notices In accordance with the Paperwork Burden Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations for a revision with an extension of a currently approved Information Collection Request that supports the Certified State Mediation Program. The information collection is necessary to ensure that the grant program is administered properly. The collection of information is used to determine whether participants meet the eligibility requirements to be a recipient of grant funds. Lack of adequate information to make the determination could result in the improper administration of Federal grant funds. DATES: We will consider comments we receive by September 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comment, include volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Tracy Jones, Agricultural Loan and Grants Program Specialist, USDA, FSA, Stop 0521, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Tracy Jones at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, Tracy Jones (202) 720–6771. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certified State Mediation Program (7 CFR 785). OMB Control Number: 0560–0165. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2017. Type of Request: Revision and extension. Abstract: FSA administers the Certified State Mediation Program (Program) according to Subtitles A and B of Title V of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 (7 U.S.C. 5106). To effectively administer the Program, FSA requires an application for recertification, which includes submission of a letter from the State, a letter from the grantee, SF–424, SF– 424A, SF–424B, and SF–425. Approved grantees provide a mid-year report as well as an annual report that includes information on mediation services asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Jul 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 provided during the preceding Federal fiscal year, assessment of the performance and effectiveness of the State’s Program, and any other matters related to the Program as the State elects to include. In addition, approved grantees complete SF–270 to request either advance funding or reimbursement of expenses already paid. The information requested is necessary for FSA to determine the grantee’s eligibility and administer the Program effectively. The number of state-certified mediation programs has increased over the past several years. The increase in burden hours reflects this change. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual responses. Estimate of Average Time To Respond: Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 2.08 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collections of information. Type of Respondents: State. Estimated Number of Respondents: 164. Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.50. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 246. Estimated Average Time per Response: 2.083. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 512.5 hours. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help FSA: (1) Evaluate 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Evaluate the quality, ability and clarity of the information technology; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who respond through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33041 All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be made a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Chris P. Beyerhelm, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–15066 Filed 7–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Deschutes National Forest; Deschutes and Klamath Counties, Oregon; Ringo Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Forest Plan Amendment Forest Service, USDA. Notice to extend the public comment period for the Ringo Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Forest Plan amendment. AGENCY: ACTION: The Deschutes National Forest is issuing this notice to advise the public of a 45-day extension to the public comment period on the projectspecific Forest Plan amendment proposed in the Ringo Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). This extended 45-day comment period is for the amendment, which includes the substantive provisions and relevant analysis. DATES: The comment period ends September 5, 2017. All relevant comments received during the extended public comment period related to the proposed amendment, including the substantive provisions, will be considered in the preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Comments can be filed electronically at: commentspacificnorthwest-deschutes-crescent@ fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be submitted as part of the email message or as an attachment in plain text (.txt), Microsoft Word (.doc), rich text format (.rtf), or portable document format (.pdf). Emails submitted to addresses other than the one listed above, or in formats other than those listed or containing viruses, will be rejected. • Mail: Written, specific comments must be submitted to Daniel Rife, District Ranger, Crescent Ranger District, at P.O. Box 208, (136471 Hwy. 97 N.) Crescent, Oregon 97733, or FAX at (541) 433–3224. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33040-33041]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15066]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


Information Collection Request; Certified State Mediation Program

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Burden Act of 1995, the Farm 
Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations for a revision with an extension of a 
currently approved Information Collection Request that supports the 
Certified State Mediation Program. The information collection is 
necessary to ensure that the grant program is administered properly. 
The collection of information is used to determine whether participants 
meet the eligibility requirements to be a recipient of grant funds. 
Lack of adequate information to make the determination could result in 
the improper administration of Federal grant funds.

DATES: We will consider comments we receive by September 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comment, include volume, date, and page number of this issue of the 
Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Tracy Jones, Agricultural 
Loan and Grants Program Specialist, USDA, FSA, Stop 0521, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may 
be requested by contacting Tracy Jones at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, Tracy Jones (202) 720-6771.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Certified State Mediation Program (7 CFR 785).
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0165.
    Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2017.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension.
    Abstract: FSA administers the Certified State Mediation Program 
(Program) according to Subtitles A and B of Title V of the Agricultural 
Credit Act of 1987 (7 U.S.C. 5106).
    To effectively administer the Program, FSA requires an application 
for recertification, which includes submission of a letter from the 
State, a letter from the grantee, SF-424, SF-424A, SF-424B, and SF-425. 
Approved grantees provide a mid-year report as well as an annual report 
that includes information on mediation services provided during the 
preceding Federal fiscal year, assessment of the performance and 
effectiveness of the State's Program, and any other matters related to 
the Program as the State elects to include. In addition, approved 
grantees complete SF-270 to request either advance funding or 
reimbursement of expenses already paid. The information requested is 
necessary for FSA to determine the grantee's eligibility and administer 
the Program effectively.
    The number of state-certified mediation programs has increased over 
the past several years. The increase in burden hours reflects this 
change.
    For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the 
formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated 
average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual 
responses.
    Estimate of Average Time To Respond: Public reporting burden for 
collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 2.08 
hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, 
searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data 
needed, and completing and reviewing the collections of information.
    Type of Respondents: State.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 164.
    Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.50.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 246.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 2.083.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 512.5 hours.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection to help FSA:
    (1) Evaluate 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;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden of the 
collection of information including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (3) Evaluate the quality, ability and clarity of the information 
technology; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who 
respond through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be made a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office 
of Management and Budget approval.

Chris P. Beyerhelm,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2017-15066 Filed 7-18-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-05-P