Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 15999-16000 [2019-07666]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / Notices The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information, including the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meeting dates will be held on the following dates: • May 22, 2019–May 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., • May 29, 2019–May 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and • June 12, 2019–June 13, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. 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AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Vegetable Surveys Program. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. Some of the vegetable production surveys will incorporate sampling of the total population of producers, while the processing surveys will involve a total enumeration of the entire population. Changes are being made to the commodities and States included in this group of surveys based on the comprehensive program review, which took place following the completion of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Changes are also being made to some of the questionnaires to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15999 accommodate changes in the industry and to make the questionnaires easier for the respondent to complete. This should help to reduce respondent burden and improve the overall response rates. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0037, 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: Vegetable Surveys Program. OMB Number: 0535–0037. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare, and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. Vegetable statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help administer programs and by growers, processors, and marketers in making production and marketing decisions. The Federal vegetable estimation program now consists of 26 selected crops. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 16000 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / Notices Every 5 years NASS conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The primary purpose is to ensure that the NASS annual estimating program targets commodities and states most relevant based on the latest available information. Last fall NASS announced the program review and requested stakeholder input. The primary source of information for the program review is the Census of Agriculture, since it is the most comprehensive source of data; however we also take into consideration estimates from the current annual estimating program and administrative data. The detailed listing of program changes can be found at the following link: https://www.nass.usda.gov/ Surveys/Program_Review/2019/ Vegetable-Program.pdf. All questionnaires included in this information collection will be voluntary. Authority: These data will be collected under 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 nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113) 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 be between 5 and 20 minutes per respondent per survey. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,000 hours. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Apr 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 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, April 1, 2019. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–07666 Filed 4–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Connecticut Advisory Committee; Correction U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of public meeting of the Connecticut Advisory Committee— correction. AGENCY: The Commission on Civil Rights published a notice in the Federal Register of Tuesday, April 9, 2019, concerning a meeting of the Connecticut Advisory Committee. The date and time of the meeting will change from Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. EDT to Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evelyn Bohor, (303) 866–1040, ebohor@ usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in FR Doc. 2019–06989, on page 14085, third column; and on page 14086, first and second column, correct the ‘‘Dates’’ caption to read: DATES: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). Dated: April 11, 2019. Brian Walch, Director, Communications and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2019–07584 Filed 4–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census PostEnumeration Survey Initial and Final Housing Unit Follow-Up U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at docpra@doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket number USBC–2019–0002, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Robin A. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 2H465, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–8132 (or via the internet at Robin.A.Pennington@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract As in previous censuses, the PostEnumeration Survey (PES) for the 2020 Census will be conducted to provide estimates of census net coverage and components of census coverage (such as correct enumerations, omissions, erroneous enumerations [including duplicates], and whole-person imputations) for housing units and people living in housing units for the United States and Puerto Rico, excluding remote Alaska. (See Definition of Terms.) Group quarters (such as college dormitories and correctional facilities) are out of scope E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15999-16000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07666]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved 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 request revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection, the Vegetable Surveys Program. 
Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. 
Some of the vegetable production surveys will incorporate sampling of 
the total population of producers, while the processing surveys will 
involve a total enumeration of the entire population. Changes are being 
made to the commodities and States included in this group of surveys 
based on the comprehensive program review, which took place following 
the completion of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Changes are also 
being made to some of the questionnaires to accommodate changes in the 
industry and to make the questionnaires easier for the respondent to 
complete. This should help to reduce respondent burden and improve the 
overall response rates.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 17, 2019 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0037, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. 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 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Vegetable Surveys Program.
    OMB Number: 0535-0037.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019.
    Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection for 3 years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare, and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and 
disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. 
The Vegetable Surveys Program obtains basic agricultural statistics for 
fresh market and processing vegetables in major producing States. 
Vegetable statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to 
help administer programs and by growers, processors, and marketers in 
making production and marketing decisions. The Federal vegetable 
estimation program now consists of 26 selected crops.

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    Every 5 years NASS conducts a program review following the 
completion of the Census of Agriculture. The primary purpose is to 
ensure that the NASS annual estimating program targets commodities and 
states most relevant based on the latest available information. Last 
fall NASS announced the program review and requested stakeholder input. 
The primary source of information for the program review is the Census 
of Agriculture, since it is the most comprehensive source of data; 
however we also take into consideration estimates from the current 
annual estimating program and administrative data. The detailed listing 
of program changes can be found at the following link: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Program_Review/2019/Vegetable-Program.pdf. 
All questionnaires included in this information collection will be 
voluntary.
    Authority: These data will be collected under 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 (Pub. L. 104-113) 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 be between 5 and 20 minutes per respondent 
per survey.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,000 hours.
    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, April 1, 2019.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-07666 Filed 4-16-19; 8:45 am]
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