Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 9289 [2019-04775]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2019 / Notices Division, Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054–2193. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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: March 11, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2019–04778 Filed 3–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LP–19–0005] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved information collection, ‘‘Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News’’ (OMB 0581–0033). This information collection is used to compile and generate market reports covering livestock, poultry, meat, eggs, grain, and their related products, as well as locally produced and marketed products. DATES: Comments received by May 13, 2019 will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this information collection document. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to Sam Jones-Ellard, Assistant to the Director; Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2619–S, STOP 0252; Washington, DC 20250–0252; telephone (812) 240–0694; or email Samuel.Jones@usda.gov. All comments should reference the docket number (AMS–LP–19–0005), the date, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Mar 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, online at www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sam Jones-Ellard at the above physical address, by telephone at (812) 240– 0694, or by email at Samuel.Jones@ usda.gov. Title: Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News. OMB Number: 0581–0033. Expiration Date of Approval: 10–31– 2019. Type of Request: Request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to provide timely nationwide coverage of prices, supply, demands, trends, movement, and other pertinent information affecting the trading of livestock, poultry, meat, eggs, grain, and their related products, as well as locally produced and marketed products. The market reports compiled and disseminated by the Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News (LPGMN) Division provide current, unbiased, and factual information to all stakeholders in the U.S. agricultural industry. Market News reports assist producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and others to make informed production, purchasing, and sales decisions. LPGMN reports also promote orderly marketing by placing buyers and sellers on a more equal negotiation basis. LPGMN reporters communicate with buyers and sellers of livestock, poultry, meat, eggs, grain, local products, and their respective commodities on a daily basis to accomplish the Division’s mission. This communication and information gathering is accomplished through the use of telephone conversations, facsimile transmissions, face-to-face meetings, and email messages. The information provided by respondents initiates Market News reporting, which must be timely, accurate, unbiased, and continuous if it is to be meaningful to the industry. AMS collects information on price, supply, demand, trends, movement, and other information of livestock, poultry, meat, grain, eggs, local products, and their respective commodities. LPGMN uses one OMB approved form, LPS–90: ‘‘Monthly Dried Egg Solids Stocks PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9289 Report,’’ to collect inventory information from commercially dried egg product plants throughout the United States. Cooperating firms voluntarily submit this form to LPGMN primarily via email and facsimile transmissions. For the remaining commodities covered under this information collection, information gathering is accomplished through the use of telephone conversations, facsimile transmissions, face-to-face meetings, and email messages. Since the form associated with this information collection was last updated, the program that oversees this collection reorganized that resulted in a program name change. The form associated with this information collection reflects this organizational change. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .058 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,939. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 273,219. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 93 (rounded). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15,970 (rounded). Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (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 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 and posted without change. Dated: March 11, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04775 Filed 3–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LP-19-0005]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing 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 Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention 
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
an extension of the currently approved information collection, 
``Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News'' (OMB 0581-0033). This 
information collection is used to compile and generate market reports 
covering livestock, poultry, meat, eggs, grain, and their related 
products, as well as locally produced and marketed products.

DATES: Comments received by May 13, 2019 will be considered.
    Additional Information or Comments: Interested persons are invited 
to submit comments concerning this information collection document. 
Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to 
Sam Jones-Ellard, Assistant to the Director; Livestock, Poultry, and 
Grain Market News Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; Agricultural 
Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Ave. SW, Room 2619-S, STOP 0252; Washington, DC 20250-0252; telephone 
(812) 240-0694; or email Samuel.Jones@usda.gov. All comments should 
reference the docket number (AMS-LP-19-0005), the date, and page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be 
posted without change, including any personal information provided, 
online at www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public 
inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sam Jones-Ellard at the above physical 
address, by telephone at (812) 240-0694, or by email at 
Samuel.Jones@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News.
    OMB Number: 0581-0033.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 10-31-2019.
    Type of Request: Request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627), as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to provide 
timely nationwide coverage of prices, supply, demands, trends, 
movement, and other pertinent information affecting the trading of 
livestock, poultry, meat, eggs, grain, and their related products, as 
well as locally produced and marketed products. The market reports 
compiled and disseminated by the Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market 
News (LPGMN) Division provide current, unbiased, and factual 
information to all stakeholders in the U.S. agricultural industry. 
Market News reports assist producers, processors, wholesalers, 
retailers, and others to make informed production, purchasing, and 
sales decisions. LPGMN reports also promote orderly marketing by 
placing buyers and sellers on a more equal negotiation basis.
    LPGMN reporters communicate with buyers and sellers of livestock, 
poultry, meat, eggs, grain, local products, and their respective 
commodities on a daily basis to accomplish the Division's mission. This 
communication and information gathering is accomplished through the use 
of telephone conversations, facsimile transmissions, face-to-face 
meetings, and email messages. The information provided by respondents 
initiates Market News reporting, which must be timely, accurate, 
unbiased, and continuous if it is to be meaningful to the industry. AMS 
collects information on price, supply, demand, trends, movement, and 
other information of livestock, poultry, meat, grain, eggs, local 
products, and their respective commodities. LPGMN uses one OMB approved 
form, LPS-90: ``Monthly Dried Egg Solids Stocks Report,'' to collect 
inventory information from commercially dried egg product plants 
throughout the United States. Cooperating firms voluntarily submit this 
form to LPGMN primarily via email and facsimile transmissions. For the 
remaining commodities covered under this information collection, 
information gathering is accomplished through the use of telephone 
conversations, facsimile transmissions, face-to-face meetings, and 
email messages. Since the form associated with this information 
collection was last updated, the program that oversees this collection 
reorganized that resulted in a program name change. The form associated 
with this information collection reflects this organizational change.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .058 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit and farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,939.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 273,219.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 93 (rounded).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15,970 (rounded).
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) 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; (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 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 and posted without change.

    Dated: March 11, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-04775 Filed 3-13-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P