Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information, 42859 [2018-18317]

Download as PDF 42859 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 165 Friday, August 24, 2018 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 Research Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget regulations, this notice announces the request of the Agricultural Research Service, permission to collect information from North Dakota landowners in nine counties, to gain their perspective on their grasslands in the Northern Great Plains. A mail survey composed of 42 questions will be mailed to landowners. Topics for which information will be collected from respondents include farm/ranch characteristics, land management style, land use practices, opinions about new grass species, opinions about Kentucky bluegrass and what producers are doing about it, Kentucky bluegrass management, and personal characteristics. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by October 23, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to David Toledo, Research Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA, ARS, 1701 10th Avenue SW, P.O. Box 459, Mandan North, Dakota 58554. Submit electronic comments to: david.toledo@ ars.usda.gov. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Toledo, Research Rangeland Management Specialist. Phone: 701– 667–3063 or Fax: 701–667–3054. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Your Perspective on Your Grasslands in the Northern Great Plains. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Aug 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 OMB Number: 0518–XXXX. Expiration Date: Type of Request: To administer survey for data collection. Abstract: A survey questionnaire will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service. The Survey consists of 42 questions about farm/ranch characteristics, land management style, land use practices, opinions about new grass species, opinions about Kentucky bluegrass and what producers are doing about it, Kentucky bluegrass management, and personal characteristics. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response. Respondents: A subset of landowners in each of the following North Dakota counties: Barnes County, Billings County, Burleigh County, Cass County, Golden Valley County, Kidder County, Morton County, Stark County, Stutsman County. Using 2012 Agricultural Census data it was determined that if landowners with farms greater than 1,000 acres are included as part of the sample, the population of potential respondents will be 2,191. Estimated Number of Respondents: 718 with a margin of error 3 percent. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 179.5 hours. 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 the 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 respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address listed in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 15, 2018. Simon Y. Liu, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. [FR Doc. 2018–18317 Filed 8–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0056] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Contract Pilot and Aircraft Acceptance Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the use of contract pilots and aircraft in Plant Protection and Quarantine domestic, emergency, and biological control programs. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0056. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0056, 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/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0056 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: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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Notices
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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. 83, No. 165 / Friday, August 24, 2018 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget regulations, this notice announces the 
request of the Agricultural Research Service, permission to collect 
information from North Dakota landowners in nine counties, to gain 
their perspective on their grasslands in the Northern Great Plains. A 
mail survey composed of 42 questions will be mailed to landowners. 
Topics for which information will be collected from respondents include 
farm/ranch characteristics, land management style, land use practices, 
opinions about new grass species, opinions about Kentucky bluegrass and 
what producers are doing about it, Kentucky bluegrass management, and 
personal characteristics.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 23, 2018 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to David Toledo, 
Research Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA, ARS, 1701 10th Avenue 
SW, P.O. Box 459, Mandan North, Dakota 58554. Submit electronic 
comments to: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Toledo, Research Rangeland 
Management Specialist. Phone: 701-667-3063 or Fax: 701-667-3054.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Your Perspective on Your Grasslands in the Northern Great 
Plains.
    OMB Number: 0518-XXXX.
    Expiration Date:
    Type of Request: To administer survey for data collection.
    Abstract: A survey questionnaire will be mailed via U.S. Postal 
Service. The Survey consists of 42 questions about farm/ranch 
characteristics, land management style, land use practices, opinions 
about new grass species, opinions about Kentucky bluegrass and what 
producers are doing about it, Kentucky bluegrass management, and 
personal characteristics.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response.
    Respondents: A subset of landowners in each of the following North 
Dakota counties: Barnes County, Billings County, Burleigh County, Cass 
County, Golden Valley County, Kidder County, Morton County, Stark 
County, Stutsman County. Using 2012 Agricultural Census data it was 
determined that if landowners with farms greater than 1,000 acres are 
included as part of the sample, the population of potential respondents 
will be 2,191.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 718 with a margin of error 3 
percent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 179.5 hours.
    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 the 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 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address 
listed in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: August 15, 2018.
Simon Y. Liu,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Research Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-18317 Filed 8-23-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-03-P