Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 45795-45796 [2017-21024]

Download as PDF 45795 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 189 Monday, October 2, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES September 27, 2017. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by November 1, 2017. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:17 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 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: Report Forms under a California Federal Milk Marketing Order (from Milk Handlers and Milk Marketing Cooperatives); Referendum Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0581–New. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) as amended, (7 U.S.C. 601–674, and 7253), authorizes the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) Program. The authority for conducting a producer referendum to ascertain whether the issuance of an order is approved or favored is outlined in 7 U.S.C. 608c(9). The California dairy industry requested promulgation of a FMMO for California similar, to the 10 existing FMMO’s throughout the United States. The proposed FMMO incorporates the entire state of California and would adopt the same dairy product classification and pricing provisions used throughout the current FMMO system. AMS will issue a Final Decision on promulgating a California FMMO. Need and Use of the Information: A referendum will be conducted and the information collected would be used by the Agricultural Marketing Service Dairy Program to determine whether producers and/or cooperative associations support implementation of the California FMMO. If the collection is not conducted, producers and/or cooperative associations would be unable to vote on the California FMMO. The referendum is necessary to determine whether the California FMMO should be established. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 1,453. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 363. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21023 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request September 2, 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 November 1, 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 E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 45796 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Biological Control of Yellow Toadflax sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Title: Livestock Slaughter. OMB Control Number: 0535–0005. Summary of Collection: The primary functions of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition and prices and to collect information on related environmental and economic factors. General authority for data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204(a). This statue specifies the ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . . and shall distribute them among agriculturists’’. Information from federally and nonfederally inspected slaughter plants are used to estimate total red meat production. NASS will use a Federally and non-Federally-inspected livestock slaughter survey to collect data. Need and Use of the Information: NASS will combine information collected from both types of plants to estimate total red meat production, consisting of the number of head slaughtered plus live weights of cattle, calves, hogs, sheep, goats, and bison. Accurate and timely livestock estimates provide USDA and the livestock industry with basic data to project future meat supplies and producer prices. Agricultural economists in both the public and private sectors use this information in economic analysis and research. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly, Quarterly and Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,748. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21024 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0071] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment relative to the control of yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the field release of a stem gall weevil, Rhinusa pilosa, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of yellow toadflax infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0071. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0071, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2017-0071 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. SUMMARY: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2327, email: Colin.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Yellow toadflax is an invasive plant in pastures FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and crops, particularly in the northern prairies of North America. First introduced to northeastern North America in the 1600s, yellow toadflax has since spread throughout the United States. Invasions of yellow toadflax in pastures and rangelands displace native and planted—and more valued and nutritious—forage species. Yellow toadflax is difficult to control using chemical, mechanical, cultural, or existing biological control practices, and infestations of the plant have caused economically significant losses to peppermint producers, mainly because chemical control is generally incompatible with production cropping practices. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to issue permits for the field release of a stem gall weevil, Rhinusa pilosa, into the continental United States to reduce the severity of yellow toadflax infestations and to reduce economic losses in the areas of greatest impact since other alternatives are not effective or feasible. APHIS’ review and analysis of the proposed action are documented in detail in a draft environmental assessment (EA) entitled ‘‘Field release of the stem gall weevil Rhinusa pilosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for classical biological control of yellow toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) (Plantaginaceae) in the contiguous United States’’ (March 2017). We are making this EA available to the public for review and comment. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before the date listed under the heading DATES at the beginning of this notice. The EA may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for a link to Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the EA by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the title of the EA when requesting copies. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 2, 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 November 
1, 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

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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: Livestock Slaughter.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0005.
    Summary of Collection: The primary functions of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue current 
official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, 
disposition and prices and to collect information on related 
environmental and economic factors. General authority for data 
collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 
2204(a). This statue specifies the ``The Secretary of Agriculture shall 
procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he 
can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . . and shall 
distribute them among agriculturists''. Information from federally and 
non-federally inspected slaughter plants are used to estimate total red 
meat production. NASS will use a Federally and non-Federally-inspected 
livestock slaughter survey to collect data.
    Need and Use of the Information: NASS will combine information 
collected from both types of plants to estimate total red meat 
production, consisting of the number of head slaughtered plus live 
weights of cattle, calves, hogs, sheep, goats, and bison. Accurate and 
timely livestock estimates provide USDA and the livestock industry with 
basic data to project future meat supplies and producer prices. 
Agricultural economists in both the public and private sectors use this 
information in economic analysis and research.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly, Quarterly and Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,748.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-21024 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-20-P