Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 6354-6355 [2019-03389]

Download as PDF 6354 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 39 Wednesday, February 27, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 February 22, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 29, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Federal-State Supplemental Nutrition Programs Agreement (Form FNS–339) Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden. OMB Control Number: 0584–0332. Summary of Collection: The FNS–339 is an annual contract between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and each State, Territory, and Indian Tribal Government agency seeking to operate one or more of the following programs: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), and the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), of the USDA, is authorized to administer the WIC and the FMNP programs under the following authority: Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act (CNA) of 1966, as amended, and the SFMNP under 7 U.S.C. 3007. Federal regulations at: 7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 246.3(c), 248.3(c), and 249.3(c) require that each State agency desiring to administer the WIC, FMNP, and/or SFMNP programs must enter into a written agreement with the Department for administration of the program(s) in the jurisdiction of the State agency. Likewise, a signed FNS–339 between the Department and the State agency is a prerequisite to State agencies receiving federal funds in the administration of one or more programs. Need and Use of the Information: FNS uses the signed, FNS–339 to effectuate the use of federal funds for the administration of the WIC, FMNP, and SFMNP programs. The Department agrees to make funds available to the State Agency for the administration of the WIC, FMNP, and/or SFMNP in accordance with federal regulations (7 CFR parts 246, 248, and 249) and any amendments thereto. The State agency agrees to accept Federal funds for expenditure in accordance with the applicable statutes and federal regulations, and any amendment thereto, and to comply with all the provisions of such statutes and regulations, and amendments thereto. Likewise, by signing the FNS–339, the State agency agrees that it will comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies governing civil rights, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 discrimination, disability, equal employment, and a drug-free work place. Description of Respondents: State, Territory, and Indian Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 129. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 32.25. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03432 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 29, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / Notices 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Lacey Act Declaration Requirements; Plants and Plant Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0349. Summary of Collection: The Lacey Act, first enacted in 1900 and significantly amended in 1988, is the United States’ oldest Wildlife Protection Statute. The Act combats trafficking in ‘‘illegal’’ wildlife, fish, or plants. The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, which took effect May 22, 2008, amended the Lacey Act by expanding its protection to a broader range of plants and plant products (Section 8204, Prevention of Illegal Logging Practices). Need and Use of the Information: Under the amended Lacey Act, importers are required to submit a declaration form (PPQ 505) for all plants. The PPQ 505B is the supplemental form which is provided the declarer if additional space is needed to enter the required information. The declaration must contain, among other things, the scientific name of the plant, value of the importation, quantity of the plant, and name of the country from which the plant was harvested. If species varies or is unknown, importers will have to declare the name of each species that may have been used to produce the product. This information will be used to support investigations into illegal logging practices by the Justice Department and also acts as a deterrent to illegal logging practices worldwide. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 26,044. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 338,019. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03389 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 22, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 29, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Agricultural Research Service Title: Your Perspective on Your Grasslands in the Northern Great Plains. OMB Control Number: 0518–NEW. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Research Service within the Department of Agriculture will conduct a mail survey. This survey is a key component of a project that will provide comprehensive evaluation of PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6355 the ecological and social benefits, cots and risks of different land management practices in northern Great Plains grasslands invaded by Kentucky bluegrass. Need and Use of the Information: The survey will collect information from a randomly selected subset of landowners in 9 Counties in North Dakota to asses and identify sustainable management practices of northern Great Plains grasslands. The information gathered from the survey will enable researchers to more effectively transfer information to landowners to increase the impact of this research on the agricultural community of the norther Great Plains. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Farms. Number of Respondents: 718. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 180. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03347 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0075] Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Release of Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to permitting the release of Calophya latiforceps and Pseudophilothrips ichini for the biological control of Brazilian peppertree, a significant invasive weed, within the contiguous United States. Based on the environmental assessment and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that the release of these control agents will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6354-6355]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03389]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 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.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by March 
29, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. 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. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8958.

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    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.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Lacey Act Declaration Requirements; Plants and Plant 
Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0349.
    Summary of Collection: The Lacey Act, first enacted in 1900 and 
significantly amended in 1988, is the United States' oldest Wildlife 
Protection Statute. The Act combats trafficking in ``illegal'' 
wildlife, fish, or plants. The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 
2008, which took effect May 22, 2008, amended the Lacey Act by 
expanding its protection to a broader range of plants and plant 
products (Section 8204, Prevention of Illegal Logging Practices).
    Need and Use of the Information: Under the amended Lacey Act, 
importers are required to submit a declaration form (PPQ 505) for all 
plants. The PPQ 505B is the supplemental form which is provided the 
declarer if additional space is needed to enter the required 
information. The declaration must contain, among other things, the 
scientific name of the plant, value of the importation, quantity of the 
plant, and name of the country from which the plant was harvested. If 
species varies or is unknown, importers will have to declare the name 
of each species that may have been used to produce the product. This 
information will be used to support investigations into illegal logging 
practices by the Justice Department and also acts as a deterrent to 
illegal logging practices worldwide.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 26,044.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 338,019.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-03389 Filed 2-26-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P