Almonds Grown in California; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 5660-5661 [2019-03075]

Download as PDF 5660 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 36 Friday, February 22, 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 [DOC. NO. AMS–FGIS–18–0087] Grain Export Registration Renewal Information Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: With this publication, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) notifies persons about annual requirements for renewing the Application for Registration as required by the United States Grain Standards Act. All persons engaged in the business of buying grain for sale in foreign commerce and in the business of handling, weighing, or transporting grain for sale in foreign commerce in excess of 15,000 metric tons during the preceding or current calendar year must register annually. The realignment of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized by the Secretary’s Memorandum dated November 14, 2017, eliminates the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as a standalone agency. The grain inspection activities formerly part of GIPSA are now organized under AMS. DATES: Export Registration is for the calendar year with 2019 registrations expiring on December 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Prospective registrants may submit an Application for Registration (FORM FGIS–945) online through FGISONLINE, Delegations, Designations, and Export Registration (DDR) and make payments through Pay.gov. 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(2) 7 CFR 800.30–39 defines foreign commerce grain business as persons who regularly engage in buying for sale, handling, weighing, or transporting grain totaling 15,000 metric tons or more during the preceding or current calendar year. (3) 7 U.S.C. 87b(a)(11), Prohibited Acts, states that no person shall violate Section 87f–1, and if a person does violate Section 87f–1, Section 87c (a) states that any person who commits any offense prohibited by section 87b shall be guilty of a felony and shall, on conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment for not more than five years, or a fine of not more than $20,000, or both imprisonment and fine. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 87f–1. Dated: February 15, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–03076 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–SC–19–0013; SC19–981– 2] Almonds Grown in California; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Almonds Grown in California, Marketing Order No. 981. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. Comments must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or internet: www.regulations.gov. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made available to the public on the internet at the address provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Hatch, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250– 0237; Telephone:(202) 720–6862, Fax:(202) 720–8938, or Email: andrew.hatch@usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Richard Lower, Assistant to the Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250– 0237; Telephone (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938; or Email: Richard.lower@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Almonds Grown in California, Marketing Order No. 981. OMB Number: 0581–0242. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2019. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection requirements in this request are E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices essential to carry out the intent of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the California almond marketing order (7 CFR part 981), which has been operating since 1950. The marketing order and its rules and regulations authorize the Almond Board of California (Board), the agency responsible for local administration of the marketing order, to require handlers and other certain entities to submit information. Since September 2007, the Board has been operating a mandatory program under the marketing order to help reduce the potential for Salmonella in almonds. The Board had developed forms as a means for handlers to file required information with the Board relating to the treatment of almonds. Almond handlers are required to submit annual treatment plans to the Board and inspection agency regarding how they plan to treat their almonds in compliance with the program. Entities interested in being almond process authorities that validate technologies are required to submit an application to the Board on ABC Form No. 51, ‘‘Application for Process Authority for Almonds.’’ Manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico interested in being approved to accept untreated almonds, provided they agree to treat the almonds themselves under the Board’s Direct Verifiable (DV) program, are required to submit an application to the Board on ABC Form No. 52, ‘‘Application for Direct Verifiable (DV) Program for Further Processing of Untreated Almonds.’’ Entities interested in being approved DV user auditors are required to apply to the Board on ABC Form No. 53, ‘‘Application for Direct Verifiable (DV) Program Auditors.’’ To ensure compliance with the mandatory program, entities are required to use either an on-site or audit-based verification program and annually submit a treatment plan to the Board on ABC Form No. 54, ‘‘Handler Treatment Plan.’’ The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS, Specialty Crops Program’s regional and headquarters’ staff, and authorized employees and agents of the Board. Authorized Board employees, agents, and the industry are the primary users of the information, and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.5 hours per response. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Respondents: Almond handlers; persons or organizations that would like to qualify to be Board-approved process authorities that validate treatments and technologies; manufacturers who would like to qualify to participate in the Board’s DV program; and entities that would like to qualify as auditors under the DV program. Estimated Number of Respondents: 175. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.00. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,200 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 15, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–03075 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program, which it intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 23, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5661 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team 2, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email Thomas.dickson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent by any of the following methods: • Mail: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Room 5164, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–4492. Email: Thomas.Dickson@wdc.usda.gov. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0096. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection package. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service’s (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Loan and Grant program provides loans and grants for advanced telecommunications services to improve rural areas’ access to educational and medical services. The various forms and narrative statements required are collected from the E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-SC-19-0013; SC19-981-2]


Almonds Grown in California; Notice of Request for Extension and 
Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention 
to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved 
information collection for Almonds Grown in California, Marketing Order 
No. 981.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 23, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice. Comments must be sent to the Docket Clerk, 
Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-
0237; Fax: (202) 720-8938; or internet: www.regulations.gov. Comments 
should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public 
inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business 
hours, or can be viewed at: www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted 
in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be 
made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of 
the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made 
available to the public on the internet at the address provided above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Hatch, Marketing Order and 
Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-
0237; Telephone:(202) 720-6862, Fax:(202) 720-8938, or Email: 
andrew.hatch@usda.gov.
    Small businesses may request information on this notice by 
contacting Richard Lower, Assistant to the Director, Marketing Order 
and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-
0237; Telephone (202) 720-2491, Fax: (202) 720-8938; or Email: 
Richard.lower@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Almonds Grown in California, Marketing Order No. 981.
    OMB Number: 0581-0242.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2019.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The information collection requirements in this request 
are

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essential to carry out the intent of the Agricultural Marketing 
Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), to provide 
the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the 
California almond marketing order (7 CFR part 981), which has been 
operating since 1950.
    The marketing order and its rules and regulations authorize the 
Almond Board of California (Board), the agency responsible for local 
administration of the marketing order, to require handlers and other 
certain entities to submit information.
    Since September 2007, the Board has been operating a mandatory 
program under the marketing order to help reduce the potential for 
Salmonella in almonds. The Board had developed forms as a means for 
handlers to file required information with the Board relating to the 
treatment of almonds. Almond handlers are required to submit annual 
treatment plans to the Board and inspection agency regarding how they 
plan to treat their almonds in compliance with the program.
    Entities interested in being almond process authorities that 
validate technologies are required to submit an application to the 
Board on ABC Form No. 51, ``Application for Process Authority for 
Almonds.'' Manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico 
interested in being approved to accept untreated almonds, provided they 
agree to treat the almonds themselves under the Board's Direct 
Verifiable (DV) program, are required to submit an application to the 
Board on ABC Form No. 52, ``Application for Direct Verifiable (DV) 
Program for Further Processing of Untreated Almonds.'' Entities 
interested in being approved DV user auditors are required to apply to 
the Board on ABC Form No. 53, ``Application for Direct Verifiable (DV) 
Program Auditors.'' To ensure compliance with the mandatory program, 
entities are required to use either an on-site or audit-based 
verification program and annually submit a treatment plan to the Board 
on ABC Form No. 54, ``Handler Treatment Plan.''
    The information collected is used only by authorized 
representatives of USDA, including AMS, Specialty Crops Program's 
regional and headquarters' staff, and authorized employees and agents 
of the Board. Authorized Board employees, agents, and the industry are 
the primary users of the information, and AMS is the secondary user.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Almond handlers; persons or organizations that would 
like to qualify to be Board-approved process authorities that validate 
treatments and technologies; manufacturers who would like to qualify to 
participate in the Board's DV program; and entities that would like to 
qualify as auditors under the DV program.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 175.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.00.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,200 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of 
information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who respond, including through the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: February 15, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
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