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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. 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. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. National Agricultural Statistics Service [FR Doc. 2019–01226 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 February 1, 2019. 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: 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 March 8, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Title: Stocks Reports. OMB Control Number: 0535–0007. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, stocks, disposition, and prices. As part of this function, estimates are made for stocks of off-farm grains and oilseeds, potatoes, peanuts, hops, and rice. Grain and oilseed stocks in all positions (on-farm and off-farm) are estimated quarterly. Grain stock estimates are one of the most important NASS estimates, which are watched closely by growers and industry groups. General authority for data collection is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. The Hop Growers of America provides the data collection for much of the production information because of sensitivity issues an impartial third party, NASS, collects stocks and price information. Need and Use of the Information: NASS collects information to administer farm program legislation and make decisions relative to the export-import programs. Estimates of stocks provide essential statistics on supplies and contribute to orderly marketing. Farmers and agribusiness firms use these estimates in their production and marketing decisions. Collecting this information less frequently would eliminate data needed by the government, and industry and farmers to keep abreast of changes at the State and national level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 6,590. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Quarterly; Semi-annually; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 5,230. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01305 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2151 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 1, 2019. 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: 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 March 8, 2019. 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: List Sampling Frame Survey OMB Control Number: 0535–0140 Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 2152 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices Title 7, Section 2204 which specifies that ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . .’’. The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies heavily on the use of sample surveys statistically drawn from ‘‘List Sampling Frame.’’ The List Sampling Frame is a database of names and addresses, with control data, that contains the components values from which these samples can be drawn. Need and Use of the Information: The List Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and maintain a complete list of possible farm operations. Data from criteria surveys are used to provide control data for new records on the list sampling frame. This information is utilized to define the size of operation, define sample populations and establish eligibility for the Census of Agriculture. New names and addresses of potential farms are obtained on a regular basis from growers association, other government agencies and various outside sources. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. This information is used to develop efficient sample designs, which allows NASS the ability to draw reduced sample sizes from the originally large universe populations. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 671,667. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 141,811. 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: 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 March 8, 2019. 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. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0004. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production. Thousands of farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and others voluntarily respond to nationwide surveys about crops, livestock, prices, and other agricultural activities. Estimates of egg, chicken, and turkey production are in an integral part of this program. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. [FR Doc. 2019–01197 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 31, 2019. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This statue specifies the ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which she can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . . and shall distribute them among agriculturists’’. Information published from the surveys in this docket is needed by USDA economists and government policy makers to ensure the orderly marketing of broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs. Need and Use of the Information: Statistics on these poultry products contribute to a comprehensive program of keeping the government and poultry industry abreast of anticipated changes. All of the poultry reports are used by producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in the marketing and supply channels as a basis for their production and marketing decisions. Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product supplies. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 2,432. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,930. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01148 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0092] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations to allow States to impose prohibitions or restrictions on specific articles in addition to those required by APHIS to help protect against the introduction and establishment of plant pests. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 8, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 1, 2019.
    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: 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 March 8, 2019. 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: List Sampling Frame Survey
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0140
    Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection 
activities is granted under U.S. Code

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Title 7, Section 2204 which specifies that ``The Secretary of 
Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning 
agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . 
. .''. The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) is to provide data users with timely and reliable 
agricultural production and economic statistics, as well as 
environmental and specialty agricultural related statistics. To 
accomplish this objective, NASS relies heavily on the use of sample 
surveys statistically drawn from ``List Sampling Frame.'' The List 
Sampling Frame is a database of names and addresses, with control data, 
that contains the components values from which these samples can be 
drawn.
    Need and Use of the Information: The List Sampling Frame Surveys 
are used to develop and maintain a complete list of possible farm 
operations. Data from criteria surveys are used to provide control data 
for new records on the list sampling frame. This information is 
utilized to define the size of operation, define sample populations and 
establish eligibility for the Census of Agriculture. New names and 
addresses of potential farms are obtained on a regular basis from 
growers association, other government agencies and various outside 
sources. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, 
current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for 
agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. This 
information is used to develop efficient sample designs, which allows 
NASS the ability to draw reduced sample sizes from the originally large 
universe populations.
    Description of Respondents: Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 671,667.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 141,811.

Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-01197 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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