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Download as PDF 24274 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices and State Grain is for the period beginning January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2023. To apply for designation or to request more information on the geographic areas serviced by these official agencies, contact Jacob Thein at the address listed above. Request for Comments We are publishing this Notice to provide interested persons the opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the Kansas, Minot, Tri-State, Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, Cal-Agri, Virginia, and State Grain official agencies. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicant(s). Submit all comments to Jacob Thein at the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov. We consider applications, comments, and other available information when determining which applicants will be designated. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Dated: May 22, 2018. Greg Ibach, Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–11294 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 May 21, 2018. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 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 June 25, 2018. 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 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: Agricultural Resource Management, Chemical Use, and PostHarvest Chemical Use Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0218. Summary of Collection: The primary functions of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices and to collect information on related environmental and economic factors. Detailed economic and environmental data for various crops and livestock help to maintain a stable economic atmosphere and reduce the risk for production, marketing, and distribution operations. The Agricultural Resource Management Surveys (ARMS), are the primary source of information for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a broad range of issues related to agricultural resource use, cost of production, and farm sector financial conditions. NASS uses a variety of survey instruments to collect the information in conjunction with these studies. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. Need and Use of the Information: ARMS is the only annual source of whole farm information available for objective evaluation of many critical issues related to agriculture and the rural economy, such as: Whole farm finance data, marketing information, input usage, production practices, and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 crop substitution possibilities. Without these data, decision makers cannot analyze and report on critical issues that affect farms and farm households when pesticide regulatory actions are being considered. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 131,619. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 105,615. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Irrigation and Water Management Survey (IWMS). OMB Control Number: 0535–0234. Summary of Collection: The Irrigation and Water Management Survey (IWMS) is a reinstatement of a previously conducted survey (2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey). The IWMS is a follow-on survey and in integral part of the 2017 Census of Agriculture which is conducted every five years under the authority of the Census of Agriculture Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105–113). This law requires the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a census of agriculture beginning in 2002 and every fifth year thereafter (prior to 1997 the census was conducted by the Department of Commerce). The 2018 IWMS will be obtaining data describing the irrigation activities of U.S. farm operations. Some of these activities are of National concern, such as the use of chemigation, fertigation and water-conserving practices of irrigators. The 2018 IWMS will play an important part in providing critically needed data to address these types of issues. Need and Use of the Information: NASS will collect information from the IWMS on acres irrigated by land use category, acres and yields of irrigated and non-irrigated crops, quantity of water applied, method of application to selected crops, acres irrigated, quantity of water used by source, acres irrigated by type of water distribution systems, and number of irrigation wells and pumps. The primary purpose of IWMS is to provide detailed data relating to on-farm irrigation activities for use in preparing a wide variety of waterrelated local programs, economic models, legislative initiatives, market analyses, and feasibility studies. The absence of the study data would certainly affect irrigation policy decisions, federal programs, legislation, and impact studies would instead be subject to greater uncertainty and error. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 35,100. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (one-time). E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2018–0006. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 720–5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Wagner, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development; Telephone: (202) 205–0495. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Total Burden Hours: 25,577. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–11214 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2018–0006] Availability of FSIS Guideline for Determining Whether a Livestock Slaughter or Processing Firm Is Exempt From the Inspection Requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: Background SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on a guideline for businesses that slaughter livestock or process meat and meat food products on the exemptions to the inspection requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act. The guideline explains each of the exemptions, when they apply, and which FSIS regulatory requirements must still be met. DATES: Submit Comments on or before July 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: A downloadable version of the guideline is available to view and print at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/ portal/fsis/topics/regulatorycompliance/compliance-guides-index once copies of the guideline have been published. FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this guideline. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 FSIS is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. For meat or meat food products, FSIS requires continuous inspection in the case of slaughter and at least daily inspection for processing, unless an exemption applies. The exemptions are located in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 623 and 661) and in FSIS’s regulations (9 CFR 303.1). This guideline describes each of the exemptions, to whom they apply, and which FSIS regulatory requirements must still be met. It also provides updated information on emerging business models and trends in procurement, and sales, and distribution. Generally, livestock slaughtered or processed by the owner or that which is custom slaughtered for use by the owner and his or her family or non-paying guests are exempt from FSIS’s inspection requirements. Also exempt from inspection are businesses that meet FSIS’s definitions of retail stores, restaurants, restaurant central kitchens, or caterers. Businesses operating under an exemption are not exempt from the adulteration and misbranding requirements of the FMIA and may be subject to State or local regulatory requirements. FSIS regulations requiring recordkeeping, access to places of business, and the opportunity for examination of facilities, inventory, and records still apply. FSIS encourages interested parties (e.g., those to whom an exemption may apply) to follow this guideline. This guideline represents current FSIS thinking, and FSIS will update it as PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24275 necessary to reflect comments received and any additional information that becomes available. FSIS is seeking comments on this guideline as part of its efforts to continuously assess and improve the effectiveness of policy documents. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 21, 2018.
    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: [email protected] 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 June 25, 2018. 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 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: Agricultural Resource Management, Chemical Use, and Post-
Harvest Chemical Use Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0218.
    Summary of Collection: The primary functions of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are to prepare and issue State 
and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, 
and prices and to collect information on related environmental and 
economic factors. Detailed economic and environmental data for various 
crops and livestock help to maintain a stable economic atmosphere and 
reduce the risk for production, marketing, and distribution operations. 
The Agricultural Resource Management Surveys (ARMS), are the primary 
source of information for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a broad 
range of issues related to agricultural resource use, cost of 
production, and farm sector financial conditions. NASS uses a variety 
of survey instruments to collect the information in conjunction with 
these studies. General authority for these data collection activities 
is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204.
    Need and Use of the Information: ARMS is the only annual source of 
whole farm information available for objective evaluation of many 
critical issues related to agriculture and the rural economy, such as: 
Whole farm finance data, marketing information, input usage, production 
practices, and crop substitution possibilities. Without these data, 
decision makers cannot analyze and report on critical issues that 
affect farms and farm households when pesticide regulatory actions are 
being considered.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 131,619.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 105,615.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    Title: Irrigation and Water Management Survey (IWMS).
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0234.
    Summary of Collection: The Irrigation and Water Management Survey 
(IWMS) is a reinstatement of a previously conducted survey (2013 Farm 
and Ranch Irrigation Survey). The IWMS is a follow-on survey and in 
integral part of the 2017 Census of Agriculture which is conducted 
every five years under the authority of the Census of Agriculture Act 
of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-113). This law requires the Secretary of 
Agriculture to conduct a census of agriculture beginning in 2002 and 
every fifth year thereafter (prior to 1997 the census was conducted by 
the Department of Commerce). The 2018 IWMS will be obtaining data 
describing the irrigation activities of U.S. farm operations. Some of 
these activities are of National concern, such as the use of 
chemigation, fertigation and water-conserving practices of irrigators. 
The 2018 IWMS will play an important part in providing critically 
needed data to address these types of issues.
    Need and Use of the Information: NASS will collect information from 
the IWMS on acres irrigated by land use category, acres and yields of 
irrigated and non-irrigated crops, quantity of water applied, method of 
application to selected crops, acres irrigated, quantity of water used 
by source, acres irrigated by type of water distribution systems, and 
number of irrigation wells and pumps. The primary purpose of IWMS is to 
provide detailed data relating to on-farm irrigation activities for use 
in preparing a wide variety of water-related local programs, economic 
models, legislative initiatives, market analyses, and feasibility 
studies. The absence of the study data would certainly affect 
irrigation policy decisions, federal programs, legislation, and impact 
studies would instead be subject to greater uncertainty and error.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 35,100.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (one-time).

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    Total Burden Hours: 25,577.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-11214 Filed 5-24-18; 8:45 am]
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