Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 23755-23756 [2019-10812]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 100 / Thursday, May 23, 2019 / Notices international significance in order to assist in making immediate production and marketing decisions and as a guide to the amount of product in the supply channel. In addition, the Agricultural Marketing Service buys hundreds of millions of dollars of specialty crops products each year for domestic feeding programs, and Specialty Crops Market News Division data is a critical component of the decision making process. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .101 hours per response. Respondents: Specialty crops industry, or other for-profit businesses, individuals or households, farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,776. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 202. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 56,636 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 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. Dated: May 20, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–10813 Filed 5–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FTPP–19–0043] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection for the Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under Regulations Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930, as amended. DATES: Comments received by July 22, 2019 will be considered. Additional Information or Comments: You may submit written or electronic comments to: Natalie Worku, PACA Recordkeeping and Reporting Comments, AMS, Fair Trade Practices Program, PACA Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1510– S, Stop 0242, Washington DC 20250– 0242; fax: 202–690–4413; or internet: http://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under Regulations (Other than Rules of Practice) Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930. OMB Number: 0581–0031. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2019. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The PACA was enacted by Congress in 1930 to establish a code of fair trading practices covering the marketing of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce. It protects growers, shippers, and distributors dealing in those commodities by prohibiting unfair and fraudulent trade practices. The law provides a forum for resolving contract disputes, and a mechanism for the collection of damages from anyone who fails to meet contractual obligations. In addition, the PACA provides for prompt payment to fruit and vegetable sellers and for revocation of licenses and sanctions against firms or principals found to have violated the law’s standards for fair business practices. The PACA also imposes a statutory trust that attaches to perishable agricultural commodities received by regulated entities, products derived from the commodities, and any receivables or proceeds from the sale of the commodities. The trust exists for the benefit of produce suppliers, sellers, or agents that have not been paid, and continues until they have been paid in full. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23755 The PACA is enforced through a licensing system. All commission merchants, dealers, and brokers engaged in business subject to the PACA must be licensed. Retailers and grocery wholesalers must renew their licenses every three years. All other licensees renew yearly. Those who engage in practices prohibited by the PACA may have their licenses suspended or revoked. The information collected pursuant to OMB Number 0581–0031 is used to administer licensing provisions under the PACA, to adjudicate contract disputes, and to enforce the PACA and the regulations. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning our information collection. We estimate the paperwork and time burden of the above referenced information collection to be as follows: Form FTPP–211, Application for License: average of .25 hours per application per response. Form FTPP–231–1 (or 231–1A, or 231– 2, or 231–2A), Application for Renewal or Reinstatement of License: Average of .05 hours per application per response. Regulations Section 46.13—Letters to Notify USDA of Changes in Business Operations: Average of .05 hours per notice per response. Regulations Section 46.4—Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement: Average of .083 hours with approximately 2,968 annual responses. Regulations Section 46.18—Record of Produce Received: Average of 5 hours with approximately 6,725 recordkeepers. Regulations Section 46.20—Records Reflecting Lot Numbers: Average of 8.25 hours with approximately 683 recordkeepers. Regulations Section 46.46(c)(2)— Waiver of Rights to Trust Protection: Average of .25 hours per notice with approximately 100 principals. Regulations Sections 46.2(aa)(11) and 46.46(e)(1)—Copy of Written Agreement Reflecting Times for Payment: Average of 20 hours with approximately 2,343 recordkeepers. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response annually. Respondents: Commission merchants, dealers, and brokers engaged in the business of buying, selling, or negotiating the purchase or sale of commercial quantities of fresh and/or frozen fruits and vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce are required to be licensed under the PACA (7 U.S.C. 499(c)(a)). E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 23756 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 100 / Thursday, May 23, 2019 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 28,547. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.10 (rounded). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 87,409 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. 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: May 20, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–10812 Filed 5–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES May 20, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are required regarding; whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comments regarding this information collection received by June 24, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: 7 CFR 764, Direct Loan Making. OMB Control Number: 0560–0237. Summary of Collection: The Farm Loan Program (FLP) in the Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment and finance agricultural production. The regulation as specified in 7 CFR 764 covered by this collection describes the policies and procedures the agency uses to provide supervised credit to FLP applicants requesting direct loan assistance in accordance with the provisions of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONTACT) (Pub. L. 87–128), as amended. Direct loan making information collection requirements include financial and production records of the operation, as well as information necessary to obtain liens on collateral, provide evidence of the indebtedness, and ensure repayment of the loan. Need and Use of the Information: Information is submitted by the applicants to the local agency office serving the county in which their business is headquartered. The information is necessary to thoroughly evaluate the applicant’s request for a direct loan and is used by agency officials to: (1) Ensure that cash flow projections used in determining loan repayment are based on the actual production history of the operation, (2) Ensure that a loan is adequately secured; (3) Ensure the applicant meets the statutorily established program PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 eligibility requirements; and (4) Obtain assignment on income or sales proceeds, when appropriate, to ensure timely repayment of the loans. Since the agency is mandated to provide supervised credit, failure to collect the information, or collecting it less frequently, could result in the failure of the farm operation or loss of agency security property. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 184,871. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 280,094. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–10769 Filed 5–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Siskiyou (OR) Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Siskiyou (OR) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Brookings, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination 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 can be found at the following website: https:// cloudapps-usda-gov.secure.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t 0000002Jcv6AAC. DATES: The meetings will be held on the following dates: • Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., • Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., and • Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College, in the Community Room #137, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings, Oregon. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-FTPP-19-0043]


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 (OMB) for 
an extension of a currently approved information collection for the 
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under Regulations Under the 
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930, as amended.

DATES: Comments received by July 22, 2019 will be considered.
    Additional Information or Comments: You may submit written or 
electronic comments to: Natalie Worku, PACA Recordkeeping and Reporting 
Comments, AMS, Fair Trade Practices Program, PACA Division, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Room 1510-S, Stop 0242, Washington DC 20250-
0242; fax: 202-690-4413; or internet: http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under Regulations 
(Other than Rules of Practice) Under the Perishable Agricultural 
Commodities Act, 1930.
    OMB Number: 0581-0031.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2019.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The PACA was enacted by Congress in 1930 to establish a 
code of fair trading practices covering the marketing of fresh and 
frozen fruits and vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce. It 
protects growers, shippers, and distributors dealing in those 
commodities by prohibiting unfair and fraudulent trade practices.
    The law provides a forum for resolving contract disputes, and a 
mechanism for the collection of damages from anyone who fails to meet 
contractual obligations. In addition, the PACA provides for prompt 
payment to fruit and vegetable sellers and for revocation of licenses 
and sanctions against firms or principals found to have violated the 
law's standards for fair business practices. The PACA also imposes a 
statutory trust that attaches to perishable agricultural commodities 
received by regulated entities, products derived from the commodities, 
and any receivables or proceeds from the sale of the commodities. The 
trust exists for the benefit of produce suppliers, sellers, or agents 
that have not been paid, and continues until they have been paid in 
full.
    The PACA is enforced through a licensing system. All commission 
merchants, dealers, and brokers engaged in business subject to the PACA 
must be licensed. Retailers and grocery wholesalers must renew their 
licenses every three years. All other licensees renew yearly. Those who 
engage in practices prohibited by the PACA may have their licenses 
suspended or revoked.
    The information collected pursuant to OMB Number 0581-0031 is used 
to administer licensing provisions under the PACA, to adjudicate 
contract disputes, and to enforce the PACA and the regulations. The 
purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
concerning our information collection.
    We estimate the paperwork and time burden of the above referenced 
information collection to be as follows:
    Form FTPP-211, Application for License: average of .25 hours per 
application per response.
    Form FTPP-231-1 (or 231-1A, or 231-2, or 231-2A), Application for 
Renewal or Reinstatement of License: Average of .05 hours per 
application per response.
    Regulations Section 46.13--Letters to Notify USDA of Changes in 
Business Operations: Average of .05 hours per notice per response.
    Regulations Section 46.4--Limited Liability Company Articles of 
Organization and Operating Agreement: Average of .083 hours with 
approximately 2,968 annual responses.
    Regulations Section 46.18--Record of Produce Received: Average of 5 
hours with approximately 6,725 recordkeepers.
    Regulations Section 46.20--Records Reflecting Lot Numbers: Average 
of 8.25 hours with approximately 683 recordkeepers.
    Regulations Section 46.46(c)(2)--Waiver of Rights to Trust 
Protection: Average of .25 hours per notice with approximately 100 
principals.
    Regulations Sections 46.2(aa)(11) and 46.46(e)(1)--Copy of Written 
Agreement Reflecting Times for Payment: Average of 20 hours with 
approximately 2,343 recordkeepers.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 3 hours per response annually.
    Respondents: Commission merchants, dealers, and brokers engaged in 
the business of buying, selling, or negotiating the purchase or sale of 
commercial quantities of fresh and/or frozen fruits and vegetables in 
interstate or foreign commerce are required to be licensed under the 
PACA (7 U.S.C. 499(c)(a)).

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,600.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 28,547.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.10 (rounded).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 87,409 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.
    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: May 20, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-10812 Filed 5-22-19; 8:45 am]
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