Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection, 60000-60001 [2017-27177]

Download as PDF 60000 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 241 Monday, December 18, 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. U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is making efforts to reduce the paperwork burden. USAID invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act for 1995. Comments are requested concerning: (a) The accuracy of the burden estimates; (b) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (c) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 16, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvia Joyner, Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division, U.S. Agency for International Development, Room 2.07C, RRB, Washington, DC 20523, (202) 712–5007 or via email sjoyner@usaid.gov. Comments: Send comments via email to jltaylor@usaid.gov, U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, SA–44 Room 867–C, Washington, DC 20523, 202– 567–4673. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB No.: Form No.: AID 309–2. Title: Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts With Individuals. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Purpose: United States Agency for International Development must collect daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 information for reporting purposes to Congress and Office of Acquisition and Assistance Contract Administration. This form will be used to collect information to determine the most qualified person for a position without gathering information that may lead to discrimination or bias towards or gathered from applicant. Annual Reporting Burden: U.S. Respondents: 12,684. Total annual U.S. responses: 12,684. Total annual hours requested: 12,684 hours. The burden estimate is based on the average number of PSC awards made over the past three years, which is 604. The average number of offerors received for each solicitation is 21. Therefore, the total number of offers received is 604 × 21 = 12,684. The amount of time estimated to complete the form is one hour. Dated: November 16, 2017. Mark Walther, Acting Senior Procurement Executive. [FR Doc. 2017–27163 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 16, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0020, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Efax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@ nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0020. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2018. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Notices planned for the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production Survey will continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 2276), which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637– 1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law 106–532. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 11 minutes per response. This average is based on the 7 different surveys in the information collection: 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 1 annual. The estimated total number of responses is 63,100 annually, with an average annual frequency of 4.44 responses per respondent. NASS will continue to use cover letters to explain the importance and uses of this data series along with how the respondent can access and report their data using the secure internet connection that NASS is using. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,000 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, December 4, 2017. R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–27177 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of monthly planning meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60001 conference call, on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. (EST). The purpose of the meeting is project planning so that members can begin discussing potential topics for its civil rights project. DATES: Friday, January 19, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. (EST). Public Call-In Information: Conference call number: 1–877–718– 5106 and conference call ID: 4749623. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy L. Davis, at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call number: 1–877– 718–5106 and conference call ID: 4749623. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the conference call operator may ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number herein. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 888–364–3109 and providing the operator with the toll-free conference call number: 1–877–718–5106 and conference call ID: 4749623. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Eastern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ero@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Eastern Regional Office at (202) 376– 7533. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at http://facadatabase.gov/committee/ meetings.aspx?cid=240; click the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently 
approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. 
Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 16, 2018 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0020, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Efax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336, 
South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0020.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2018.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and 
disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, 
on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the 
Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic 
agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy 
products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data 
are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and 
condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. 
Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal 
programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting 
supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are

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planned for the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production 
Survey will continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, 
and October) and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will 
still be published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of 
cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey 
months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, 
regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued 
the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by 
the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the 
Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) 
of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.
    Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under 
authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected 
under this authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security 
Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 2276), which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents.
    Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market 
Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act 
of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637-1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to 
report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy 
products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report 
information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer 
that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy 
products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, 
statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that 
ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of 
persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification 
by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law 106-532. 
This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also 
complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ``Implementation Guidance 
for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information 
Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal 
Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 11 minutes per response. This 
average is based on the 7 different surveys in the information 
collection: 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 1 annual. The estimated total 
number of responses is 63,100 annually, with an average annual 
frequency of 4.44 responses per respondent. NASS will continue to use 
cover letters to explain the importance and uses of this data series 
along with how the respondent can access and report their data using 
the secure internet connection that NASS is using.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 11,000 hours.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, December 4, 2017.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-27177 Filed 12-15-17; 8:45 am]
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