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Download as PDF 43738 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 180 Tuesday, September 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES September 14, 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 October 19, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Sep 18, 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. Foreign Agricultural Service Title: Emerging Markets Program. OMB Control Number: 0551–NEW. Summary of Collection: The Emerging Markets Program is administered by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) pursuant to its delegated authority under Section 1542(d)(1) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 5622 noted. The program supports assessing and providing technical assistance to emerging markets in furtherance of expanding markets for U.S. agricultural products. The program was reauthorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Section 3205) which became effective on February 7, 2014. Need and Use of the Information: Under the USDA Emerging Markets Program, information will be collected from applicants desiring to receive grants under the program to determine the viability of requests for resources to implement activities authorized under the program. Recipients of grants under the program must submit performance and financial reports. The submitted information will be used to develop effective grant agreements and assure that statutory requirements and program objectives are met. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 50. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,600. Foreign Agricultural Service Title: Quality Samples Program. OMB Control Number: 0551–NEW. Summary of Collection: The Quality Samples Program is authorized by Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, 15 U.S.C. 714c(f), which became effective on November 15, 1999. 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The collected information will be used to develop effective grant agreements and assure that statutory requirements and program objectives are met. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,100. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19879 Filed 9–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Departmental Management, Office of Procurement and Property Management; Notice of Request for Comments on Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Departmental Management, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / 
Notices

[[Page 43738]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 14, 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 October 
19, 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.

Foreign Agricultural Service

    Title: Emerging Markets Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0551-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The Emerging Markets Program is administered 
by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) pursuant to its delegated 
authority under Section 1542(d)(1) of the Food, Agriculture, 
Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 5622 noted. 
The program supports assessing and providing technical assistance to 
emerging markets in furtherance of expanding markets for U.S. 
agricultural products. The program was reauthorized by the Agricultural 
Act of 2014 (Section 3205) which became effective on February 7, 2014.
    Need and Use of the Information: Under the USDA Emerging Markets 
Program, information will be collected from applicants desiring to 
receive grants under the program to determine the viability of requests 
for resources to implement activities authorized under the program. 
Recipients of grants under the program must submit performance and 
financial reports. The submitted information will be used to develop 
effective grant agreements and assure that statutory requirements and 
program objectives are met.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,600.

Foreign Agricultural Service

    Title: Quality Samples Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0551-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: The Quality Samples Program is authorized by 
Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, 15 U.S.C. 
714c(f), which became effective on November 15, 1999. Section 5 
provides that in the fulfillment of its purposes and in carrying out 
its annual budget programs submitted to and approved by the Congress 
pursuant to Chapter 91 of Title 31, the Corporation is authorized to 
use its general powers only to export or cause to be exported, or aid 
in the development of foreign markets for, agricultural commodities 
(other than tobacco), including fish and fish products, without regard 
to whether such fish are harvested in aquacultural operations. By this 
authority the program pays for U.S. commodity samples and shipping to 
foreign ports in order to demonstrate the quality of the U.S. product 
to industrial users who are unfamiliar with the product.
    Need and Use of the Information: Under the USDA Quality Samples 
Program, information will be gathered from applicants desiring to 
receive grants under the program to determine the viability of request 
for resources to implement activities in foreign countries. The 
collected information will be used to develop effective grant 
agreements and assure that statutory requirements and program 
objectives are met.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; Business 
or other for-profit; Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,100.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19879 Filed 9-18-17; 8:45 am]
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