Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection, 13728-13729 [2018-06438]

Download as PDF 13728 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved 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 revision and extension of a currently approved information collection for Field Crops Production. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, the combining of several smaller surveys, and/or changes in questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0002, by any of the following methods: • 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: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Field Crops Production. OMB Control Number: 0535–0002. Expiration Date of Approval: October 31, 2018. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Field Crops Production Program consists of probability field crops surveys and supplemental panel surveys. The panel surveys capture unique crop characteristics such as the concentration of crops in localized geographical areas. These surveys are extremely valuable for commodities where acreage and yield are published at the county level. Several of the smaller surveys will be discontinued with this approval; the Dry Bean Cleaner Inquiry, Dry Bean Dealer Inquiry, Commercial Bean Seed Survey, Dry Bean Planting Intentions, Dry Bean Inquiry (mid-season), and the Tobacco Production Inquiry. Authority: These data will be collected under the 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 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. 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 information collection is based on a group of similar surveys with expected response times of 5–30 minutes and a frequency of 1–40 times per year. Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1.25. Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 630,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 190,000 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, March 15, 2018. Kevin L. Barnes Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–06436 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New 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 seek approval to conduct a new information collection to obtain labor related data from contractors who provide laborers to the farming industry. This data will supplement the labor data that NASS currently collects from farmers under OMB docket number 0535–0109. This new survey is in response to a USDA departmental request. The data collection periods will be aligned with the current Agricultural Labor Survey, so that the estimates will represent the same data reference periods. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535– NEW, by any of the following methods: • 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, 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— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Contract Labor Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to conduct a new information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The current Agricultural Labor Survey (0535–0109) provides quarterly statistics on the number of non-contract agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Under the new Contract Labor Survey, NASS will collect essentially the same type of data that is collected in the current labor survey, however it will collect data from a different target population. NASS plans to conduct a pilot study in October 2018 with approximately 1,000 contractors. NASS does not plan to publish the findings from the pilot study, but will use the data to fine tune the data collection, summary, and estimation systems. The first round of data collection using the full sample is scheduled to take place in April 2019. After data collection, NASS will conduct a thorough data analysis for comparability and consistency of survey results. The first publication of data is scheduled to occur after the completion of the October 2019 survey. Contractors who provide workers to farm operations for both full-time and part-time work will be asked to provide the number of workers they place by: Worker code (type of work each individual was hired to do), total hours worked, total gross wages, total base wages and total incentive/overtime wages for the reference week. If the contractor places more than one person to conduct the same type of work they can combine these data and report for the group. The number of workers, hours worked, and type of work performed may be used to enhance NASS’s estimates of agricultural productivity. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. 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: This information collection consists of a pilot study being conducted in October of 2018 involving approximately 1,000 contractors. In April 2019, NASS plans to conduct the first live survey of the entire population of contractors, approximately 12,500. The contractors will be contacted twice a year, once in April, to collect data for the January and April quarters and in October to collect data for both the July and October quarters. The public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 60 minutes per response in April and October. Some additional burden has been included to account for the publicity material and instruction form that will be sent out with each questionnaire. Respondents: Farm Labor Contractors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18,000 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; specifically, on the benefits of collection of hourly base rate of pay, piece rate of pay, and experience level 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. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13729 Signed at Washington, DC, March 15, 2018. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–06438 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–805] Certain Pasta From Turkey: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Turkey for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable March 30, 2018. Fred Baker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On July 3, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Turkey for the POR.1 Commerce received a timely request from Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Riviana Foods, Inc. (formerly New World Pasta Company) and Treehouse Foods, Inc. (formerly, The American Italian Pasta Company) (collectively, the petitioners), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order.2 On September 13, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation with respect to Marsan Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Oba Makarnacilik Sanayi ve Ticaret 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 82 FR 30833 (July 3, 2017). 2 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Request for 2016–2017 Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Pasta from Turkey,’’ dated July 31, 2017. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 62 (Friday, March 30, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13728-13729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06438]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New 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 seek approval to conduct a new information collection 
to obtain labor related data from contractors who provide laborers to 
the farming industry. This data will supplement the labor data that 
NASS currently collects from farmers under OMB docket number 0535-0109. 
This new survey is in response to a USDA departmental request. The data 
collection periods will be aligned with the current Agricultural Labor 
Survey, so that the estimates will represent the same data reference 
periods.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 29, 2018 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
NEW, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, 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--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
[email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Contract Labor Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-NEW.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to conduct a new 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The current 
Agricultural Labor Survey (0535-0109) provides quarterly statistics on 
the number of non-contract agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage 
rates. Under the new Contract Labor Survey, NASS will collect 
essentially the same type of data that is collected in the current 
labor survey, however it will collect data from a different target 
population. NASS plans to conduct a pilot study in October 2018 with 
approximately 1,000 contractors. NASS does not plan to publish the 
findings from the pilot study, but will use the data to fine tune the 
data collection, summary, and estimation systems. The first round of 
data collection using the full sample is scheduled to take place in 
April 2019. After data collection, NASS will conduct a thorough data 
analysis for comparability and consistency of survey results. The first 
publication of data is scheduled to occur after the completion of the 
October 2019 survey.
    Contractors who provide workers to farm operations for both full-
time and part-time work will be asked to provide the number of workers 
they place by: Worker code (type of work each individual was hired to 
do), total hours worked, total gross wages, total base wages and total 
incentive/overtime wages for the reference week. If the contractor 
places more than one person to conduct the same type of work they can 
combine these data and report for the group. The number of workers, 
hours worked, and type of work performed may be used to enhance NASS's 
estimates of agricultural productivity.
    Authority: These data will be collected under the 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 
as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. 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: This information collection consists of a pilot 
study being conducted in October of 2018 involving approximately 1,000 
contractors. In April 2019, NASS plans to conduct the first live survey 
of the entire population of contractors, approximately 12,500. The 
contractors will be contacted twice a year, once in April, to collect 
data for the January and April quarters and in October to collect data 
for both the July and October quarters. The public reporting burden for 
this information collection is estimated to average 60 minutes per 
response in April and October. Some additional burden has been included 
to account for the publicity material and instruction form that will be 
sent out with each questionnaire.
    Respondents: Farm Labor Contractors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18,000 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; 
specifically, on the benefits of collection of hourly base rate of pay, 
piece rate of pay, and experience level 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, March 15, 2018.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-06438 Filed 3-29-18; 8:45 am]
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