Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; APHIS Student Outreach Program, 4763-4764 [2019-02578]

Download as PDF 4763 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 33 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES February 12, 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 21, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Title: Farm Technology Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–NEW. 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 value, disposition, and resource use. This project will collect data from a sample of farmers and ranchers with land operated in the State of Hawaii. The reference period will be within one year of the survey date. The survey will be conducted annually if funding allows. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of this survey is to collect data related to what types of technologies are used on farms during the past year. These technologies will include both physical and non-physical types such as tablets, applications, automatic sensors, etc. The collected data will be used by the State Department of Agriculture and Land Grant University to determine the need for providing assistance to farmers and ranchers to fulfill their technology needs, indicated by the data. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 557. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–02594 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0098] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; APHIS Student Outreach Program Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Student Outreach Program. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 22, 2019. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0098. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0098, 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/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0098 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on documents associated with the APHIS Student Outreach Program, contact Ms. Tammy Lowry, AgDiscovery Program Manager, Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 92, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–4181. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 4764 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / Notices Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: APHIS Student Outreach Program. OMB Control Number: 0579–0362. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS’) Student Outreach Program is designed to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and agribusiness. The program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science and agribusiness from university professors, practicing veterinarians, and professionals working for the U.S. Government. The Student Outreach Program is designed to enrich students’ lives while they are still in their formative years. APHIS’ investment in the Student Outreach Program not only exposes students to careers in APHIS, it also gives APHIS’ employees the opportunity to meet and invest in APHIS’ future workforce. Students chosen to participate in the Student Outreach Program will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character and team building activities and diversity workshops. Two programs currently in the Student Outreach Program are AgDiscovery and the Safeguarding Natural Heritage Program: Strengthening Navajo Youth Connections to the Land. To participate in these programs, students and their parents must submit essays, letters of recommendation, and application packages. These submissions are reviewed and rated by officials to select the participants. In addition, cooperative agreements are used to facilitate the partnerships between APHIS and the participating universities to carry out these programs. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Feb 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5.62 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals and public and private universities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,126. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,126. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,330 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of February 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02578 Filed 2–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0090] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Permanent, Privately Owned Horse Quarantine Facilities Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with regulations for permanent, privately owned horse quarantine facilities. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 22, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0090. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0090, 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/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0090 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for permanent, privately owned horse quarantine facilities, contact Dr. Nathaniel Koval, Equine Import Specialist, Strategy and Policy, VS, 4700 River Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3434. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Permanent, Privately Owned Horse Quarantine Facilities. OMB Control Number: 0579–0313. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States based on the regulations in 9 CFR parts 92 through 98. The regulations in part 93 require, among other things, that certain animals, as a condition of entry, be quarantined upon arrival in the United States. APHIS operates animal quarantine facilities and also authorizes the use of quarantine facilities that are privately owned and operated for certain animal importations. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0098]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
APHIS Student Outreach Program

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reinstatement of an information collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to request the reinstatement of an information collection 
associated with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
Student Outreach Program.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0098.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2018-0098, 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/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-
0098 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on documents 
associated with the APHIS Student Outreach Program, contact Ms. Tammy 
Lowry, AgDiscovery Program Manager, Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, 
and Inclusion, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 92, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-4181. For more detailed information on the information 
collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information

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Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: APHIS Student Outreach Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0362.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection.
    Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS') 
Student Outreach Program is designed to help students learn about 
careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and 
agribusiness. The program allows participants to live on a college 
campus and learn about agricultural science and agribusiness from 
university professors, practicing veterinarians, and professionals 
working for the U.S. Government.
    The Student Outreach Program is designed to enrich students' lives 
while they are still in their formative years. APHIS' investment in the 
Student Outreach Program not only exposes students to careers in APHIS, 
it also gives APHIS' employees the opportunity to meet and invest in 
APHIS' future workforce. Students chosen to participate in the Student 
Outreach Program will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, 
and field trips. Students will also participate in character and team 
building activities and diversity workshops. Two programs currently in 
the Student Outreach Program are AgDiscovery and the Safeguarding 
Natural Heritage Program: Strengthening Navajo Youth Connections to the 
Land.
    To participate in these programs, students and their parents must 
submit essays, letters of recommendation, and application packages. 
These submissions are reviewed and rated by officials to select the 
participants. In addition, cooperative agreements are used to 
facilitate the partnerships between APHIS and the participating 
universities to carry out these programs.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for 3 years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 5.62 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals and public and private universities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,126.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,126.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,330 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of February 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-02578 Filed 2-15-19; 8:45 am]
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