Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 9288-9289 [2019-04778]

Download as PDF 9288 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 50 Thursday, March 14, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–ST–19–0016] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision 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, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection of the Federal Seed Act Labeling and Enforcement. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 13, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at www.regulations.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to Ernest L. Allen, Director, Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054–2193; telephone (704) 810–8871; Fax (704) 852–4189. All comments should reference the docket number AMS–ST–19–0016 and note the date and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, at www.regulations.gov and will be included in the record and made available to the public. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Mar 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ernest L, Allen, Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054–2193; telephone (704) 810–8871; Fax (704) 852–4189. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to reorganization within AMS, we have moved from Livestock, Poultry and Seed to Science and Technology Programs. Title: Federal Seed Act Program. OMB Number: 0581–0026. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This information collection and these recordkeeping requirements are necessary to conduct the Federal Seed Act (FSA) (7 U.S.C. 1551 et seq.) program with respect to certain testing, labeling, and recordkeeping requirements for agricultural and vegetable seeds in interstate commerce. Regulations under the FSA are contained in 7 CFR part 201. The FSA, Title II, is a truth-in-labeling law that regulates agricultural and vegetable planting seed in interstate commerce. Seed subject to the FSA must be labeled with certain quality information and Title II requires that information to be truthful. The FSA prohibits the interstate shipment of falsely advertised seed and seed containing noxious-weed seeds that are prohibited from sale in the State into which the seed is being shipped. No unique forms are required for this information collection. The FSA requires seed in interstate commerce to be tested and labeled. Once seed enters a State, it must comply with the testing and labeling requirements of that State’s seed law. The testing and labeling required by FSA nearly always satisfies the State’s testing and labeling requirements. The receiving sales, cleaning, testing, and labeling records required by FSA are also records that the shipper would normally keep in good business practice. The information in this collection is the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the enforcement of FSA. With the exception of the requirements for entering a new variety into a State seed certification program PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (set forth separately below), the information collection is entirely recordkeeping rather than reporting. While the number of applicants has slightly increased, the number of requests has significantly increased creating an increase in burden hours over the previous submission. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.68 hours per response. Respondents: Interstate shippers and labelers of seed. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,221. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 27,249.66. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.46. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 73,029.09. Eligibility Requirements for Certification of New Varieties and Recordkeeping Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information (eligibility for certification of new varieties) is estimated to average 2.42 hours per response. Respondents: Entities seeking to enter new varieties into State seed certification programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 96. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 960. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 10. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,323.20 hours. 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. Comments may be sent to Ernest L. Allen, Seed Regulatory and Testing E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 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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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-ST-19-0016]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision 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, for an 
extension of and revision to the currently approved information 
collection of the Federal Seed Act Labeling and Enforcement.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 13, 2019 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this notice by using the electronic process available at 
www.regulations.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to Ernest 
L. Allen, Director, Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Science and 
Technology Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C, Gastonia, North 
Carolina 28054-2193; telephone (704) 810-8871; Fax (704) 852-4189. All 
comments should reference the docket number AMS-ST-19-0016 and note the 
date and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All 
comments received will be posted without change, including any personal 
information provided, at www.regulations.gov and will be included in 
the record and made available to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ernest L, Allen, Seed Regulatory and 
Testing Division, Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 801 Summit Crossing 
Place, Suite C, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193; telephone (704) 
810-8871; Fax (704) 852-4189.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to reorganization within AMS, we have 
moved from Livestock, Poultry and Seed to Science and Technology 
Programs.
    Title: Federal Seed Act Program.
    OMB Number: 0581-0026.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: This information collection and these recordkeeping 
requirements are necessary to conduct the Federal Seed Act (FSA) (7 
U.S.C. 1551 et seq.) program with respect to certain testing, labeling, 
and recordkeeping requirements for agricultural and vegetable seeds in 
interstate commerce. Regulations under the FSA are contained in 7 CFR 
part 201.
    The FSA, Title II, is a truth-in-labeling law that regulates 
agricultural and vegetable planting seed in interstate commerce. Seed 
subject to the FSA must be labeled with certain quality information and 
Title II requires that information to be truthful. The FSA prohibits 
the interstate shipment of falsely advertised seed and seed containing 
noxious-weed seeds that are prohibited from sale in the State into 
which the seed is being shipped.
    No unique forms are required for this information collection. The 
FSA requires seed in interstate commerce to be tested and labeled. Once 
seed enters a State, it must comply with the testing and labeling 
requirements of that State's seed law. The testing and labeling 
required by FSA nearly always satisfies the State's testing and 
labeling requirements. The receiving sales, cleaning, testing, and 
labeling records required by FSA are also records that the shipper 
would normally keep in good business practice.
    The information in this collection is the minimum information 
necessary to effectively carry out the enforcement of FSA. With the 
exception of the requirements for entering a new variety into a State 
seed certification program (set forth separately below), the 
information collection is entirely recordkeeping rather than reporting.
    While the number of applicants has slightly increased, the number 
of requests has significantly increased creating an increase in burden 
hours over the previous submission.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 2.68 hours per response.
    Respondents: Interstate shippers and labelers of seed.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,221.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 27,249.66.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.46.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 73,029.09.

Eligibility Requirements for Certification of New Varieties and 
Recordkeeping

    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information (eligibility for certification of new varieties) is 
estimated to average 2.42 hours per response.
    Respondents: Entities seeking to enter new varieties into State 
seed certification programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 96.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 960.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,323.20 hours.
    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. Comments may be sent to Ernest L. Allen, 
Seed Regulatory and Testing

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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.
[FR Doc. 2019-04778 Filed 3-13-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P