Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 40133-40134 [2017-17887]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices to noninfested areas. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease of citrus, is considered to be one of the most serious citrus diseases in the world. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that attacks the vascular system of host plants. This bacterial pathogen can be transmitted by grafting and, under laboratory conditions, by parasitic plants. The pathogen can also be transmitted by two insect vectors in the family Psyllidae, one of which is Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, ACP. ACP can also cause economic damage to citrus in groves and nurseries by direct feeding. Both adults and nymphs feed on young foliage, depleting the sap and causing galling or curling of leaves. High populations feeding on a citrus shoot can kill the growing tip. APHIS issued a Federal Order to allow the interstate movement of fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves intended for consumption if the listed requirements are followed. The requirements include information collection activities, such as compliance agreements (including a protocol document), limited permits, Federal certificates, inspections, and labeling requirements. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget to approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.18 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. producers, packers, and distributors of fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 73. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 483. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 81 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of August 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17876 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: GIPSA intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information collection for the ‘‘Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA).’’ This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: GIPSA will consider comments received by October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. Instructions: All comments should be identified as ‘‘FGIS Information Collection,’’ and should reference the date and page number of this issue of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40133 the Federal Register. The information collection package and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection in Room 2530–S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3604 during regular business hours. All comments will be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the Management and Budget Services Staff of GIPSA at (202) 720–8479 to arrange to inspect comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Omade, 202–720–8479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress enacted the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71– 87k) and the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) to facilitate the marketing of grain, oilseeds, pulses, rice, and related commodities. These statutes provide for the establishment of standards and terms that accurately and consistently measure the quality of grain and related products, provide for uniform official inspection and weighing, provide regulatory and service responsibilities, and furnish the framework for commodity quality improvement incentives to both domestic and foreign buyers. GIPSA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) establishes policies, guidelines, and regulations to carry out the objectives of the USGSA and the AMA. Regulations appear at 7 CFR 800, 801, and 802 for the USGSA and 7 CFR 868 for the AMA. The USGSA, with few exceptions, requires official inspection of export grain sold by grade. Official services are provided, upon request, for grain in domestic commerce. The AMA authorizes similar inspection and weighing services, upon request, for rice, pulses, flour, corn meal, and certain other agricultural products. Conversely, the regulations promulgated under the USGSA and the AMA require specific information collection and recordkeeping necessary to carry out requests for official services. Applicants for official services must specify the kind and level of service, the identification of the product, the location, the amount, and other pertinent information in order that official personnel can efficiently respond to their needs. Official services under the USGSA are provided through FGIS field offices and delegated and/or designated State and private agencies. Delegated agencies are State agencies delegated authority under the USGSA to provide official inspection service, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at one or more export port locations in the State. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES 40134 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices Designated agencies are State or local governmental agencies or persons designated under the USGSA to provide official inspection services, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at locations other than export port locations. State and private agencies, as a requirement for delegation and/or designation, must comply with all regulations, procedures, and instructions in accordance with provisions established under the USGSA. FGIS field offices oversee the performance of these agencies and provide technical guidance as needed. Official services under the AMA are performed, upon request, on a fee basis for domestic and export shipments either by FGIS employees, individual contractors, or cooperators. Contractors are persons who enter into a contract with FGIS to perform specified sampling and inspection services. Cooperators are agencies or departments of the Federal Government which have an interagency agreement, State agencies, or other entities which have a reimbursable agreement with FGIS. Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (United States Grain Standards Act and Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946). OMB Number: 0580–0013. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The USGSA and the AMA authorize USDA to inspect, certify and identify the class, quality, quantity and condition of agricultural products shipped or received in interstate and foreign commerce. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .13 hours per response. Respondents: Grain producers, buyers, and sellers, elevator operators, grain merchandisers, and official grain inspection agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,610. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 144.30. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 158,144 hours. As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically requests comments on: (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–17887 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Procedures for Acceptance or Rejection of a Rated Order. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0694–0092. Type of Review: Regular submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 21,380. Estimated Number of Respondents: 734,650. Estimated Time per Response: 1 to 15 minutes. Needs and Uses: This collection involves the exchange of rated order information between customers and suppliers. Recordkeeping is necessary for administration and enforcement of delegated authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061, et seq.) and the Selective Service Act of 1948 (50 U.S.C. App. 468). Any person (supplier) who receives a priority rated order under DPAS regulation (15 CFR 700) must notify the customer of acceptance or rejection of that order within a specified period of time. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov http:// PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.reginfo.gov/public/. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17972 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Reporting Process for Complaint of Employment Discrimination Used by Permanent Employees and Applicants for Employment at the Department of Commerce Office of the Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kathryn Anderson, 202– 482–3680, or KAnderson@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations at 29 CFR 1614.106 require that a Federal employee or applicant for Federal employment alleging discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, or reprisal for protected activity must submit a signed statement that is E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 
(GIPSA), USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: GIPSA intends to request that the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved 
information collection for the ``Reporting and Recordkeeping 
Requirements under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and 
under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA).'' This approval is 
required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: GIPSA will consider comments received by October 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the on-line instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530-S, Washington, DC 20250-3604.
    Instructions: All comments should be identified as ``FGIS 
Information Collection,'' and should reference the date and page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. The information collection 
package and other documents relating to this action will be available 
for public inspection in Room 2530-S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-3604 during regular business hours. All comments 
will be available for public inspection in the above office during 
regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the Management and 
Budget Services Staff of GIPSA at (202) 720-8479 to arrange to inspect 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Omade, 202-720-8479.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress enacted the United States Grain 
Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71-87k) and the Agricultural Marketing 
Act (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) to facilitate the marketing of grain, 
oilseeds, pulses, rice, and related commodities. These statutes provide 
for the establishment of standards and terms that accurately and 
consistently measure the quality of grain and related products, provide 
for uniform official inspection and weighing, provide regulatory and 
service responsibilities, and furnish the framework for commodity 
quality improvement incentives to both domestic and foreign buyers. 
GIPSA's Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) establishes policies, 
guidelines, and regulations to carry out the objectives of the USGSA 
and the AMA. Regulations appear at 7 CFR 800, 801, and 802 for the 
USGSA and 7 CFR 868 for the AMA.
    The USGSA, with few exceptions, requires official inspection of 
export grain sold by grade. Official services are provided, upon 
request, for grain in domestic commerce. The AMA authorizes similar 
inspection and weighing services, upon request, for rice, pulses, 
flour, corn meal, and certain other agricultural products. Conversely, 
the regulations promulgated under the USGSA and the AMA require 
specific information collection and recordkeeping necessary to carry 
out requests for official services. Applicants for official services 
must specify the kind and level of service, the identification of the 
product, the location, the amount, and other pertinent information in 
order that official personnel can efficiently respond to their needs.
    Official services under the USGSA are provided through FGIS field 
offices and delegated and/or designated State and private agencies. 
Delegated agencies are State agencies delegated authority under the 
USGSA to provide official inspection service, Class X or Class Y 
weighing services, or both, at one or more export port locations in the 
State.

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Designated agencies are State or local governmental agencies or persons 
designated under the USGSA to provide official inspection services, 
Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at locations other than 
export port locations. State and private agencies, as a requirement for 
delegation and/or designation, must comply with all regulations, 
procedures, and instructions in accordance with provisions established 
under the USGSA. FGIS field offices oversee the performance of these 
agencies and provide technical guidance as needed.
    Official services under the AMA are performed, upon request, on a 
fee basis for domestic and export shipments either by FGIS employees, 
individual contractors, or cooperators. Contractors are persons who 
enter into a contract with FGIS to perform specified sampling and 
inspection services. Cooperators are agencies or departments of the 
Federal Government which have an interagency agreement, State agencies, 
or other entities which have a reimbursable agreement with FGIS.
    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements (United States 
Grain Standards Act and Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946).
    OMB Number: 0580-0013.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The USGSA and the AMA authorize USDA to inspect, certify 
and identify the class, quality, quantity and condition of agricultural 
products shipped or received in interstate and foreign commerce.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and record keeping burden for 
this collection of information is estimated to average .13 hours per 
response.
    Respondents: Grain producers, buyers, and sellers, elevator 
operators, grain merchandisers, and official grain inspection agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,610.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 144.30.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 158,144 hours.
    As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its 
implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically 
requests comments on: (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency's 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.

Randall D. Jones,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-17887 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-KD-P