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Download as PDF 39980 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 162 Wednesday, August 23, 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES August 17, 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 September 22, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Aug 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Agricultural Prices. OMB Control Number: 0535–0003. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Prices surveys provide data on the prices received by farmers and prices paid for production goods and services. This information is needed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) for the following purposes: (a) To compute Parity Prices in accordance with requirements of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended (Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301a, (b) to estimate value of production, inventory values, and cash receipts from farming, (c) to determine the level for farmer owned reserves, (d) to provide guidelines for Risk Management Agency price selection options, (e) to determine Federal disaster prices to be paid, (f) establishing USDA’s net farm income projections by the Economic Research Service and (g) to determine the grazing fee on Federal lands. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. Revisions were made to the Prices Paid Surveys and the Prices Received Survey for Grain. The Prices Paid Surveys will now collect both the price of the commodities listed, as well as the quantity sold. This will allow NASS to generate a weighted average price, instead of a straight average price for farm inputs. The Prices Received for Grain survey will be expanded to include all 50 States. This change is in response to additional funding provided by Congress to enhance the livestock feed expenses for all 50 States. Need and Use of the Information: The NASS price program computes annual U.S. weighted average prices received by farmers for wheat, barley, oats, corn, grain sorghum, rice, cotton, peanuts, pulse crops and oilseeds based on monthly marketing. Estimates of prices received are used by NASS to determine the value of agricultural production. 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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 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 17, 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 
September 22, 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 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: Agricultural Prices.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0003.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Prices surveys provide data 
on the prices received by farmers and prices paid for production goods 
and services. This information is needed by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) for the 
following purposes: (a) To compute Parity Prices in accordance with 
requirements of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended 
(Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301a, (b) to estimate value of 
production, inventory values, and cash receipts from farming, (c) to 
determine the level for farmer owned reserves, (d) to provide 
guidelines for Risk Management Agency price selection options, (e) to 
determine Federal disaster prices to be paid, (f) establishing USDA's 
net farm income projections by the Economic Research Service and (g) to 
determine the grazing fee on Federal lands. General authority for these 
data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 
2204.
    Revisions were made to the Prices Paid Surveys and the Prices 
Received Survey for Grain. The Prices Paid Surveys will now collect 
both the price of the commodities listed, as well as the quantity sold. 
This will allow NASS to generate a weighted average price, instead of a 
straight average price for farm inputs. The Prices Received for Grain 
survey will be expanded to include all 50 States. This change is in 
response to additional funding provided by Congress to enhance the 
livestock feed expenses for all 50 States.
    Need and Use of the Information: The NASS price program computes 
annual U.S. weighted average prices received by farmers for wheat, 
barley, oats, corn, grain sorghum, rice, cotton, peanuts, pulse crops 
and oilseeds based on monthly marketing. Estimates of prices received 
are used by NASS to determine the value of agricultural production. 
Prices estimates are used by many Government agencies as a general 
measure of commodity price changes, economic analysis relating to farm 
income and alternative marketing policies, and for disaster and 
insurance payments. NASS estimates based on these surveys are used as a 
Principle Economic Indicator of the United States. These price 
estimates are also used to compute Parity Prices in accordance with 
requirements of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended 
(Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301(a)).
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 68,485.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Monthly; Annually; 
Biennially.
    Total Burden Hours: 31,975.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-17781 Filed 8-22-17; 8:45 am]
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