Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection, 6766-6767 [2019-03499]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 6766 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices approaches relevant to organic producers; and ‘‘(IV) any recommendations the Corporation considers appropriate to improve Federal crop insurance coverage for organic crops’’. Authority: This census of organic farmers is required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g) as amended. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 45 minutes per response. Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 16,000 hours (based on an estimated 80% response rate, using 2 mail attempts, followed by phone and personal enumeration for nonrespondents). Comments: 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, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Signed at Washington, DC, February 13, 2019. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–03498 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an 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 seek reinstatement of an information collection, the Census of Horticultural Specialties. Response to this survey will be mandatory. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 29, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0236, 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (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. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties. OMB Control Number: 0535–0236. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information Collection. Abstract: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties survey to be conducted as a follow-on survey from the 2017 Census of Agriculture and is authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Title X— Horticulture and Organic Agriculture) as amended. The 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties will use as a sampling universe; every respondent on the 2017 Census of Agriculture who reported production and sales of $10,000 or more of horticultural specialty crops, and is still in business in 2019. In addition, NASS also plans to contact all new operations that have begun producing horticultural specialty products since the completion of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Data collection will begin around January 1, 2020 for production and sales data for 2019. A final report will be published around December 2020. Data will be published at both the US and State levels where possible. Authority: The census of horticulture is required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Public Law 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g) as amended. These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices cooperative extension programs, and research funding. Private industry uses the data to provide more effective production and distribution decisions for the agricultural community. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 60 minutes per response. Respondents: Producers of horticultural specialty crops. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 52,000 hours. NASS plans to send out a pre-survey postcard informing the public of the upcoming survey. Along with the mail out of the questionnaires, NASS will include a cover letter with a short explanation of the need for this survey and the potential uses of the published data by data users. NASS will also provide respondents with an instruction sheet and directions on how to access the internet and complete the questionnaire on line. Operators who do not respond by mail or internet will be attempted by either phone or personal interview. The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop production, livestock production, economic statistics, and environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the Census of Agriculture and it’s follow on surveys. Comments: 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, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, February 12, 2019. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–03499 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission telephonic business meeting. AGENCY: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET. ADDRESSES: Meeting to take place by telephone. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, (202) 376–8371, publicaffairs@usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This business meeting is open to the public by telephone only. Participant Access Instructions: Listen Only for Public: (800) 682–9934; Conference ID: 552– 5076. Please dial in 5–10 minutes prior to the start time. Meeting Agenda I. Approval of Agenda II. Program Planning Discussion and Vote on Report: Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities III. Adjourn Meeting Dated: February 26, 2019. Brian Walch, Director, Communications and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2019–03707 Filed 2–26–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Procedures for Submitting Request for Exclusions From the Section 232 National Security Adjustments of Imports of Steel and Aluminum The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Procedures for Submitting Request for Exclusions from the Section 232 National Security Adjustments of Imports of Steel and Aluminum. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6767 Form Number(s): 0694–0139. OMB Control Number: 0694–0139. Type of Review: Regular submission. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 387,816. Estimated Number of Respondents: 96,954. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Needs and Uses: This collection of information supports Presidential Proclamations 9705 Adjusting Imports of Steel Mill Articles into the United States and 9704 Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States. On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 concurring with the findings of the two reports and determining that adjusting imports through the imposition of duties on steel and aluminum is necessary so that imports of steel and aluminum will no longer threaten to impair the national security. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov, http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–03508 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–079] Cast Iron Soil Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 40 (Thursday, February 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03499]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information 
Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 
Census of Horticultural Specialties. Response to this survey will be 
mandatory.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 29, 2019 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0236, 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties, by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (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.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-2707. Copies of this information 
collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from 
David Hancock, NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at 
ombofficer@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0236.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Reinstatement of an Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of 
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will request 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 2019 
Census of Horticultural Specialties survey to be conducted as a follow-
on survey from the 2017 Census of Agriculture and is authorized by the 
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Title X--Horticulture and 
Organic Agriculture) as amended.
    The 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties will use as a sampling 
universe; every respondent on the 2017 Census of Agriculture who 
reported production and sales of $10,000 or more of horticultural 
specialty crops, and is still in business in 2019. In addition, NASS 
also plans to contact all new operations that have begun producing 
horticultural specialty products since the completion of the 2017 
Census of Agriculture. Data collection will begin around January 1, 
2020 for production and sales data for 2019. A final report will be 
published around December 2020. Data will be published at both the US 
and State levels where possible.
    Authority: The census of horticulture is required by law under the 
``Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,'' Public Law 105-113, 7 U.S.C. 
2204(g) as amended. These data will be collected under the authority of 
7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this 
authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 
as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.
    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, 
``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33362. The law guarantees farm operators that their individual 
information will be kept confidential. NASS uses the information only 
for statistical purposes and publishes only tabulated total data. These 
data are used by Congress when developing or changing farm programs. 
Many national and state programs are designed or allocated based on 
census data, i.e., soil conservation projects, funds for

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cooperative extension programs, and research funding. Private industry 
uses the data to provide more effective production and distribution 
decisions for the agricultural community.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 60 minutes per response.
    Respondents: Producers of horticultural specialty crops.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 52,000 hours. NASS 
plans to send out a pre-survey postcard informing the public of the 
upcoming survey. Along with the mail out of the questionnaires, NASS 
will include a cover letter with a short explanation of the need for 
this survey and the potential uses of the published data by data users. 
NASS will also provide respondents with an instruction sheet and 
directions on how to access the internet and complete the questionnaire 
on line. Operators who do not respond by mail or internet will be 
attempted by either phone or personal interview.
    The primary objectives of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service are to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop 
production, livestock production, economic statistics, and 
environmental statistics related to agriculture and to conduct the 
Census of Agriculture and it's follow on surveys.
    Comments: 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, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, February 12, 2019.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-03499 Filed 2-27-19; 8:45 am]
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