Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 9479-9480 [2019-04861]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2019 / Notices Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2507, Washington, DC, 20250, Tel: 202– 720–7051, Fax: 202–690–3207. 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. Erin Morris, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04862 Filed 3–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–SC–18–0090; SC19–986– 1] Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 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 Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, Marketing Order No. 986. DATES: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on information collection burden that would result from this notice must be received by May 14, 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: amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Mar 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 public on the internet at the address provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fiona Pexton, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crop 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: Fiona.Pexton@usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Richard Lower, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720–2491; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or Email: Richard.Lower@ usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Pecans Grown in multiple states, Marketing Order No. 981. OMB Number: 0581–0291. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops, in a specified production area, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. Marketing order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns to producers. Marketing orders are authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674). The Secretary of Agriculture oversees these operations and issues regulations recommended by a committee of representatives from the respective commodity industry. The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the sixteen forms in this OMB package which are described below. Two ballot forms for committee nominations (SC–307 and SC–308), two grower and sheller nomination forms (SC–309 and SC–310) PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9479 as well as two background and acceptance statements forms for growers and shellers and public members (SC– 8 and SC–9) and a grower referendum ballot (SC–313). Two marketing agreements (SC–242 and SC–242A) are also included. In addition, this package includes seven reporting forms the American Pecan Council uses to track shipments and inventory. The Summary Report (Form 1); Report of Shipment and Inventory on Hand (Form 2); Export by Country of Destination (Form 3); Inter-handler Transfer (Form 4); Inshell Pecan Exported to Mexico for Shelling and Returned to the United States as Shelled Meat (Form 5); Pecans Purchased Outside of the United States (Form 6); and Year-end Inventory Report (Form 7). The number of producers has changed from 5,500 to 2,500 since the last renewal. Now that the marketing order has been in place for a few years, the industry has a better understanding of the actual numbers of producers in the industry. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .31 hours per response (rounded). Respondents: Pecan producers, handlers, and shellers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,750. Estimated Total Annual of Responses: 9,344. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.40 (rounded). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,931 (rounded). Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the 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 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 also become a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 9480 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2019 / Notices Dated: March 12, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04861 Filed 3–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FV–19–0018, SC–19–327] Request for Renewal of OMB 0581– 0125 Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh & Processed Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Products Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of renewal. 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 the renewal of currently approved information collection of 0581–0125 Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh & Processed Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Products. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 14, 2019 to be considered. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to ToiAyna Thompson, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0247, Room 1543–S Washington, DC 20250–0250, or by facsimile to (202) 690–3824. All comments should reference the document number, and 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 http://www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact ToiAyna Thompson, Management Support Staff, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Specialty Crops Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0247, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–0250; telephone: (202) 720– 0867; FAX: (202) 690–3824; email Toiayna.Thompson@ams.usda.gov; or, internet: http://www.regulations.gov. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Mar 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 With this request for a renewal of a currently approved Information Collection, the total number of responses and burden hours will increase slightly from the previously approved collection due to the addition of one form. This form is used by new applicants to provide their billing information or allowing existing applicants to update their contact information. Title: Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh & Processed Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Products. OMB Number: 0581–0125. Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from approval. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) as amended authorizes the Agricultural Marketing Service, Specialty Crops Inspection Division to provide inspection and certification of the quality and condition of agricultural products. The Specialty Crops Inspection Division provides a nationwide inspection, grading, and auditing service for fresh and processed fruits, vegetables and other products for shippers, importers, processors, sellers, buyers, and other financially interested parties on a user-fee basis. The use of services is voluntary and is made available only upon request or when specified by a special program or contract. Information is needed to carry out the inspection, grading, or auditing services. Such information includes: The name and location of the person or company requesting services; the type and location of the product to be inspected; the type of inspection being requested; and information that will identify the product or type and scope of audit requested. This is a request for renewal of currently approved OMB 0581–0125 Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh & Processed Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Products. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Form Title: SC–430 Specialty Crops Inspection Division Vendor Form Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this new form is estimated to average 0.3 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, nonprofit organization, farms or Federal, state, local or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,500. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 450 hours. OMB 0581–0125 Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, Standards and Audit Services for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 0.13 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, nonprofit organization, farms or Federal, state, local or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 194,176. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.24. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 25,733 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 use; (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 ToiAyna Thompson, Management Support Staff, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Specialty Crops Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0247, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720–0867; FAX: (202) 690–3824; or internet: http://www.regulations.gov. 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 12, 2019. Erin Morris, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–04859 Filed 3–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9479-9480]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04861]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-SC-18-0090; SC19-986-1]


Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, 
California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, 
North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; 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 an extension for and revision to a currently approved 
information collection for Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, 
Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, 
Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South 
Carolina, and Texas, Marketing Order No. 986.

DATES: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on information 
collection burden that would result from this notice must be received 
by May 14, 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 public 
on the internet at the address provided above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fiona Pexton, Marketing Order and 
Agreement Division, Specialty Crop 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: 
Fiona.Pexton@usda.gov.
    Small businesses may request information on this notice by 
contacting Richard Lower, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, 
Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 
0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Telephone: (202) 720-2491; Fax: (202) 
720-8938; or Email: Richard.Lower@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Pecans Grown in multiple states, Marketing Order No. 981.
    OMB Number: 0581-0291.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for 
producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops, in a 
specified production area, to work together to solve marketing problems 
that cannot be solved individually. Marketing order regulations help 
ensure adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns 
to producers. Marketing orders are authorized by the Agricultural 
Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674). 
The Secretary of Agriculture oversees these operations and issues 
regulations recommended by a committee of representatives from the 
respective commodity industry.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the 
sixteen forms in this OMB package which are described below. Two ballot 
forms for committee nominations (SC-307 and SC-308), two grower and 
sheller nomination forms (SC-309 and SC-310) as well as two background 
and acceptance statements forms for growers and shellers and public 
members (SC-8 and SC-9) and a grower referendum ballot (SC-313). Two 
marketing agreements (SC-242 and SC-242A) are also included. In 
addition, this package includes seven reporting forms the American 
Pecan Council uses to track shipments and inventory. The Summary Report 
(Form 1); Report of Shipment and Inventory on Hand (Form 2); Export by 
Country of Destination (Form 3); Inter-handler Transfer (Form 4); 
Inshell Pecan Exported to Mexico for Shelling and Returned to the 
United States as Shelled Meat (Form 5); Pecans Purchased Outside of the 
United States (Form 6); and Year-end Inventory Report (Form 7). The 
number of producers has changed from 5,500 to 2,500 since the last 
renewal. Now that the marketing order has been in place for a few 
years, the industry has a better understanding of the actual numbers of 
producers in the industry.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .31 hours per response (rounded).
    Respondents: Pecan producers, handlers, and shellers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,750.
    Estimated Total Annual of Responses: 9,344.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.40 (rounded).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,931 (rounded).
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 
collection of the 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 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 also become a matter of 
public record.


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    Dated: March 12, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-04861 Filed 3-14-19; 8:45 am]
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