Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection, 44563-44564 [2018-18959]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices • 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: Stocks Reports. OMB Control Number: 0535–0007. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2019. 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 is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, stocks, disposition, and prices. The Stocks Report surveys, provide estimates of stocks of grains, hops, oilseeds, peanuts, potatoes, and rice that are stored off-farm. These offfarm stocks are combined with on-farm stocks to estimate stocks in all positions. The grain Stocks Reports are a principle economic indicator as defined by OMB. Stocks statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs; by State agencies to develop, research, and promote the marketing of products; and by producers and buyers to find their best market opportunity(s). The Stocks Reports are instrumental in providing timely, accurate data to help grain market participants. Since the previous approval, NASS has made several adjustments to the number of respondents contacted and the overall respondent burden. The largest adjustment to sample size is for the offfarm grain and oilseed operations that has been decreased by approximately 600 operations (quarterly), due to numerous mergers of operations over the last three years. The current expiration date for this docket is January 31, 2019. NASS intends to request that the survey be approved for another 3 years. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 comprises 14 individual surveys that are conducted either 1, 4, 5, or 12 times a year for an estimated total of 24,700 responses. Average reporting burden for this collection of information ranges from 10 to 25 minutes per response. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,300. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,300 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, August 23, 2018. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–18958 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44563 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend 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, the Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. A revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 30, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0004, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (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: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. OMB Number: 0535–0004. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2019. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 44564 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 170 / Friday, August 31, 2018 / Notices is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys obtain basic poultry statistics from voluntary cooperators throughout the Nation. Statistics are published on placement of pullet chicks for hatchery supply flocks; hatching reports for broiler-type, egg-type, and turkey eggs; number of layers on hand; total table egg production; and production and value estimates for eggs, chickens, and turkeys. The frequencies of the surveys being conducted include weekly, monthly, and annually. This information is used by producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in marketing and supply channels as a basis for production and marketing decisions. Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product supplies. The information is an important consideration in government purchases for the National School Lunch Program and in formulation of export-import policy. The current expiration date for this docket is January 31, 2019. NASS intends to request that the surveys be approved for another 3 years. 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 collection of information is estimated between 8 and 35 minutes per respondent per survey. Additional burden is allowed for the inclusion of publicity materials and instructions on how to respond to the surveys via the internet. Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, farm managers, and farm contractors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,900 hours. This will include burden for both the initial VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 30, 2018 Jkt 244001 mailing and phone follow-up to nonrespondents, as well as publicity and instruction materials mailed out with questionnaires. 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, August 23, 2018. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–18959 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Publication of Depreciation Rates Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of Depreciation Rates for Telecommunications Plant. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including the Telecommunications Program. RUS announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2017. DATES: These rates are applicable immediately and will remain in effect until rates are available for the period ending December 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Parker, Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1590—Room 5151, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1590. Telephone: (202) 720–9556. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 7 CFR part 1737, Pre-Loan Policies and Procedures Common to Insured and Guaranteed Telecommunications Loans, § 1737.70(e) explains the depreciation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rates that are used by RUS in its feasibility studies. § 1737.70(e)(2) refers to median depreciation rates published by RUS for all borrowers. The following chart provides those rates, compiled by RUS, for the reporting period ending December 31, 2017: MEDIAN DEPRECIATION RATES OF RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE BORROWERS BY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017 Telecommunications plant category Depreciation rate 1. Land and Support Assets: a. Motor vehicles ................... b. Aircraft ............................... c. Special purpose vehicles .. d. Garage and other work equipment .......................... e. Buildings ........................... f. Furniture and office equipment ................................... g. General purpose computers ................................. 2. Central Office Switching: a. Digital ................................ b. Analog & Electro-mechanical ..................................... c. Operator Systems ............. 3. Central Office Transmission: a. Radio Systems .................. b. Circuit equipment .............. 4. Information origination/termination: a. Station apparatus .............. b. Customer premises wiring c. Large private branch exchanges ............................. d. Public telephone terminal equipment .......................... e. Other terminal equipment 5. Cable and wire facilities: a. Aerial cable—poles ........... b. Aerial cable—metal ........... c. Aerial cable—fiber ............. d. Underground cable—metal e. Underground cable—fiber f. Buried cable—metal .......... g. Buried cable—fiber ........... h. Conduit systems ............... i. Other .................................. 16.50 10.05 12.00 10.00 3.30 10.00 20.00 9.37 10.00 9.30 10.00 10.00 12.00 10.00 11.40 11.95 10.00 6.19 6.00 5.10 5.00 5.00 5.15 5.00 4.00 5.00 Christopher A. McLean, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2018–18921 Filed 8–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meetings Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m. ET. PLACE: Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20237. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 170 (Friday, August 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44563-44564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18959]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend a 
Currently Approved 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 revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. 
A revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 30, 2018 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0004, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (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 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys.
    OMB Number: 0535-0004.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2019.
    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

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is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and 
livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Egg, Chicken, and 
Turkey Surveys obtain basic poultry statistics from voluntary 
cooperators throughout the Nation. Statistics are published on 
placement of pullet chicks for hatchery supply flocks; hatching reports 
for broiler-type, egg-type, and turkey eggs; number of layers on hand; 
total table egg production; and production and value estimates for 
eggs, chickens, and turkeys. The frequencies of the surveys being 
conducted include weekly, monthly, and annually. This information is 
used by producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in marketing 
and supply channels as a basis for production and marketing decisions. 
Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product 
supplies. The information is an important consideration in government 
purchases for the National School Lunch Program and in formulation of 
export-import policy. The current expiration date for this docket is 
January 31, 2019. NASS intends to request that the surveys be approved 
for another 3 years.
    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: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated between 8 and 35 minutes per respondent per 
survey. Additional burden is allowed for the inclusion of publicity 
materials and instructions on how to respond to the surveys via the 
internet.
    Respondents: Farmers, ranchers, farm managers, and farm 
contractors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,900 hours. This 
will include burden for both the initial mailing and phone follow-up to 
non-respondents, as well as publicity and instruction materials mailed 
out with questionnaires.
    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, August 23, 2018.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-18959 Filed 8-30-18; 8:45 am]
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