Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting, 50067 [2018-21611]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 193 / Thursday, October 4, 2018 / Notices NAPPO standards (including the NAPPO Work Program, standard setting process, and adopted standards) is available on the NAPPO website.6 Information on official U.S. participation in NAPPO activities, including U.S. positions on standards being considered, may also be obtained from Ms. Abad. Those wishing to provide comments on any of the topics being addressed in the NAPPO work program may do so at any time by responding to this notice (see ADDRESSES above) or by transmitting comments through Ms. Abad. Done in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21577 Filed 10–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. All times mentioned herein refer to Central Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 E Pecan St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Written comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 5041– A, South Building, Washington, DC, 20250–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, telephone: 202–720–4333, eFax: 855– daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 493–0445, or email: HQOA@ nass.usda.gov. General information about the committee can also be found at https://www.nass.usda.gov/About_ NASS/index.php. The Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has scheduled a meeting on November 14–15, 2018. During this time the Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Program Plans, and the NASS Strategic Plan. The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to preregister for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via eFax: 855– 493–0445, or email: HQOA@ nass.usda.gov. Members of the public who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive at the meeting site by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the meeting. The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 5041–A South Building, Washington, DC, 20250–2000. Written comments can also be sent via eFax: 855–493–0445, or email: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 20250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed at Washington, DC, September 19, 2018. Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21611 Filed 10–3–18; 8:45 am] 6 NAPPO website: http://nappo.org/. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 03, 2018 Jkt 247001 BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50067 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, the List Sampling Frame Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and questionnaire length. Annually, NASS obtains lists of farm and ranch operators from different crop and livestock organizations. Before adding these names to our list of active operators we will contact the individuals to determine if they qualify as a farm or ranch and then collect basic information from them on the size and type of operation they have. These data will be used to eliminate any duplication we may have with names already on our list. In addition to the names of potential operators we receive from different crop and livestock organizations, NASS has been investigating the use of webscraping as a source of identifying new farm operators to add to our List Frame. This new approach will be conducted under a two stage process. A short screening form will be used first to identify potential agricultural producers who will then receive a more detailed questionnaire. This approach is designed to minimize respondent burden on small or non-farming entities. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 3, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0140, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2018-21611]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of 
the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on 
Thursday, November 15, 2018. There will be an opportunity for public 
questions and comments at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. All 
times mentioned herein refer to Central Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the Wyndham San 
Antonio Riverwalk, 111 E Pecan St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Written 
comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with 
the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Room 5041-A, South Building, Washington, DC, 
20250-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator, 
National Agricultural Statistics Service, telephone: 202-720-4333, 
eFax: 855-493-0445, or email: [email protected]. General information 
about the committee can also be found at https://www.nass.usda.gov/About_NASS/index.php.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories 
covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has 
scheduled a meeting on November 14-15, 2018. During this time the 
Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS 
programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Program 
Plans, and the NASS Strategic Plan.
    The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to 
pre-register for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the 
meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in 
your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people 
planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your 
group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to 
Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via 
eFax: 855-493-0445, or email: [email protected]. Members of the public 
who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive at the 
meeting site by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Written 
comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed 
for the public record before and up to two weeks following the meeting. 
The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive Director, 
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Room 5041-A South Building, Washington, DC, 
20250-2000. Written comments can also be sent via eFax: 855-493-0445, 
or email: [email protected]. All statements will become a part of the 
official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of 
the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 20250.

    Signed at Washington, DC, September 19, 2018.
Kevin Barnes,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-21611 Filed 10-3-18; 8:45 am]
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