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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 September 7, 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 20502. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Beef 2017 Study. OMB Control Number: 0579–0326. Summary of Collection: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of the U.S. Livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pest of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock diseases and associated risk factors. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS plans to conduct the Beef 2017 Study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. The purpose of this study is to collect information, through questionnaires and biologic sampling, to: Describe trends in beef cow-calf health and management practices; describe management practices and producer beliefs related animal welfare, emergency preparedness, environmental stewardship, recordkeeping, and animal identification; and describe antimicrobial use practices (stewardship) and determine the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance patterns of potential food-safety pathogens. This information will help the United States detect trends in the management, production, and health status of the Nation’s beef industry over time. Description of Respondents: Business or Other For-Profit. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On Occasion. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / Notices Rural Utilities Service Total Burden Hours: 5,894. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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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 September 7, 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 20502. 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) 720–8958. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:16 Aug 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 37041 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Title: Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0572–0059. Summary Of Collection: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act), 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., was amended in 2002 by Title IV, Rural Broadband Access, by Farm Security and rural Investment Act, which authorizes Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to provide loans and loan guarantees to fund the cost of construction, improvement, or acquisition for facilities and equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural communities in the States and territories of the United States. Title VI of the RE Act requires that loans are granted only to borrowers who demonstrated that they will be able to repay in full within the time agreed. RUS has established certain standards and specification for materials, equipment and construction to assure that standards are maintained; loans are not adversely affected, and loans are used for intended purposes. Need and Use of the Information: RUS has developed specific forms for borrowers to use when entering into contracts for goods or services. The information collected is used to implement certain provisions of loan documents about the borrower’s purchase of materials and equipment and the construction of its broadband system and is provided on and as needed basis or when the individual borrower undertakes certain projects. The standardization of the forms has resulted in substantial savings to borrowers by reducing preparation of the documentation and the costly review by the government. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 110. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 8,807. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–16641 Filed 8–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0092] Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our decision to concur with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for seven regions. The OIE recognizes these regions as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE’s risk designations for these regions. SUMMARY: Dr. Roberta Morales, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Regionalization Evaluation Services, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 855–7735. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 8, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 3, 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 
September 7, 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 20502. 
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-
8958.
    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.
    Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Beef 2017 Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0326.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 
U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among 
other things, to protect the health of the U.S. Livestock and poultry 
populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of 
serious diseases and pest of livestock and by eradicating such diseases 
from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, 
APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), 
which collects data on the prevalence and economic importance of 
livestock diseases and associated risk factors.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS plans to conduct the Beef 
2017 Study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. 
livestock population. The purpose of this study is to collect 
information, through questionnaires and biologic sampling, to: Describe 
trends in beef cow-calf health and management practices; describe 
management practices and producer beliefs related animal welfare, 
emergency preparedness, environmental stewardship, recordkeeping, and 
animal identification; and describe antimicrobial use practices 
(stewardship) and determine the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance 
patterns of potential food-safety pathogens.
    This information will help the United States detect trends in the 
management, production, and health status of the Nation's beef industry 
over time.
    Description of Respondents: Business or Other For-Profit.
    Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On Occasion.

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    Total Burden Hours: 5,894.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-16702 Filed 8-7-17; 8:45 am]
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