Transportation and Marketing Program; Notice of Extension and Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 37230-37231 [2019-16273]

Download as PDF 37230 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 147 Wednesday, July 31, 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 [Document No. AMS–TM–19–0067] Transportation and Marketing Program; Notice of Extension and Request for 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 seek renewal and extension of its current approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect information for eight competitive and one non-competitive AMS Grant Programs administered by its Grants Division. Three of these programs were created pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), thereby increasing the number of respondents who are potentially subject to this information collection. However, the reporting requirements should remain the same across all of the grant programs. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 30, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this information collection notice. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to John Miklozek, Grants Division Director, AMS Transportation and Marketing Program, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250– 0264, or by facsimile to (202) 690–0338. All comments should reference the Doc. No. AMS–TM–19–0067, the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Jul 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 received, including any personal information provided, will be posted online, without change, 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: John Miklozek at the above physical address, or by email at John.Miklozek@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: AMS Grant Programs. OMB Number: 0581–0240. Expiration Date of Approval: 11/30/ 2019. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: AMS Grant Programs are authorized pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) and are implemented through the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super Circular) (2 CFR 200). In addition to renewal, the AMS Grants Division requests to extend its current approval to collect information for four additional grant programs. The four grant programs being added to this collection are the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives, Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP), the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP), and the Acer Access and Development Program (Acer). The Farm Bill authorizes the appropriation of up to $20 million dollars per fiscal year for the DBI Initiatives grant program. This program will establish three or more regionally located dairy product and business innovation initiatives for the purposes of diversifying dairy product markets to reduce risk and develop higher-value uses for dairy products; promoting business development that diversifies farmer income through processing and marketing innovation; and encouraging the use of regional milk production. The RFSP grant program supports partnerships to plan and develop a local or regional food system. The SPMGP strengthens and enhances the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States, including the improvement of business infrastructure, resource development and the development of innovative approaches to solve long-term needs. Acer supports efforts to promote the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 domestic maple syrup industry through activities associated with the promotion and expansion of, and research and education about, maple-sugaring activities on the land. AMS solicits subject matter experts to act as peer reviewers for competitive grant programs under its purview. Interested individuals apply and those selected objectively review and evaluate grant applications against the criteria outlined in the published announcement. Because AMS Grant Programs are voluntary, respondents request or apply for the specific competitive or noncompetitive grant program(s) they select, and in doing so, they provide information. AMS is the primary user of the information. The information collected is needed to certify that grant participants are complying with applicable program regulations, and the data collected are the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the program. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer these programs. The burden of the AMS Grant Programs is as follows: Combined Burden for AMS Grant Programs Estimate of Burden: 2.58 hours. Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,641. Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 17,257. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 29. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 44,607.18 hours. Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives Estimate of Burden: 2.51 hours. Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients. Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 121. Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 219. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including Recordkeepers: 31. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 31, 2019 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 549.41 hours. Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) Estimate of Burden: 2.32 hours. Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients. Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 435. Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 768. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including Recordkeepers: 45. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 1783.75 hours. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP) Estimate of Burden: 1.96 hours. Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients. Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 15. Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 29. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including Recordkeepers: 29. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 56.83 hours. Acer Access and Development Program (Acer) Estimate of Burden: 2.05 hours. Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients. Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 172. Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 304. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including Recordkeepers: 38. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 623.58 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the new 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 new 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Jul 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: July 26, 2019. Erin Morris, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16273 Filed 7–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P 37231 names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Petersburg Ranger District Office or the Wrangell Ranger District Office, Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Petersburg, Alaska and Wrangell, Alaska. 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=001t0000002 JcwHAAS. DATES: The meetings will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and • Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., or until business is concluded. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact Linda Slaght, by telephone at 907–772– 5948 or by email at lslaght@usda.gov. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wrangell Ranger District Office, 525 Bennett Street, Wrangell, Alaska and at the Petersburg Ranger District Office, 12 North Nordic Drive, Petersburg, Alaska. The two locations will be connected via videoteleconference. Interested persons may attend in person at either location, or by teleconference. For anyone who would like to attend by teleconference, please contact Linda Slaght, by telephone at 907–772–5948 or by email at lslaght@usda.gov. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Linda Slaght, RAC Coordinator, by telephone at 907–772–5948 or by email at lslaght@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Review progress of previously funded projects; 2. Review new project proposals; and 3. Conclude any business that may be remaining concerning recommendations for allocation of Title II funding to projects. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by Friday, August 9, 2019, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments may be sent to Linda Slaght, RAC Coordinator, Post Office Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 99833; by email to lslaght@usda.gov or by facsimile to 907– 772–5995. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact Linda Slaght, by telephone at 907–772–5948 or by email at lslaght@usda.gov. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 12, 2019. Richard A. Cooksey, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–16282 Filed 7–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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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. 147 / Wednesday, July 31, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document No. AMS-TM-19-0067]


Transportation and Marketing Program; Notice of Extension and 
Request for 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 seek renewal and extension of its current approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget to collect information for eight competitive 
and one non-competitive AMS Grant Programs administered by its Grants 
Division. Three of these programs were created pursuant to the 
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), thereby increasing the 
number of respondents who are potentially subject to this information 
collection. However, the reporting requirements should remain the same 
across all of the grant programs.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 30, 2019 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this information collection notice. Comments should be submitted online 
at www.regulations.gov or sent to John Miklozek, Grants Division 
Director, AMS Transportation and Marketing Program, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250-0264, or by facsimile to 
(202) 690-0338. All comments should reference the Doc. No. AMS-TM-19-
0067, the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register. All comments received, including any personal information 
provided, will be posted online, without change, 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: John Miklozek at the above physical 
address, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: AMS Grant Programs.
    OMB Number: 0581-0240.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 11/30/2019.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: AMS Grant Programs are authorized pursuant to the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) and 
are implemented through the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super Circular) 
(2 CFR 200). In addition to renewal, the AMS Grants Division requests 
to extend its current approval to collect information for four 
additional grant programs. The four grant programs being added to this 
collection are the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives, 
Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP), the Sheep Production and 
Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP), and the Acer Access and Development 
Program (Acer).
    The Farm Bill authorizes the appropriation of up to $20 million 
dollars per fiscal year for the DBI Initiatives grant program. This 
program will establish three or more regionally located dairy product 
and business innovation initiatives for the purposes of diversifying 
dairy product markets to reduce risk and develop higher-value uses for 
dairy products; promoting business development that diversifies farmer 
income through processing and marketing innovation; and encouraging the 
use of regional milk production. The RFSP grant program supports 
partnerships to plan and develop a local or regional food system. The 
SPMGP strengthens and enhances the production and marketing of sheep 
and sheep products in the United States, including the improvement of 
business infrastructure, resource development and the development of 
innovative approaches to solve long-term needs. Acer supports efforts 
to promote the domestic maple syrup industry through activities 
associated with the promotion and expansion of, and research and 
education about, maple-sugaring activities on the land.
    AMS solicits subject matter experts to act as peer reviewers for 
competitive grant programs under its purview. Interested individuals 
apply and those selected objectively review and evaluate grant 
applications against the criteria outlined in the published 
announcement.
    Because AMS Grant Programs are voluntary, respondents request or 
apply for the specific competitive or non-competitive grant program(s) 
they select, and in doing so, they provide information. AMS is the 
primary user of the information. The information collected is needed to 
certify that grant participants are complying with applicable program 
regulations, and the data collected are the minimum information 
necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the program. The 
information collection requirements in this request are essential to 
carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the respondents the type of 
service they request, and to administer these programs. The burden of 
the AMS Grant Programs is as follows:

Combined Burden for AMS Grant Programs

    Estimate of Burden: 2.58 hours.
    Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,641.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 17,257.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 29.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 
44,607.18 hours.

Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives

    Estimate of Burden: 2.51 hours.
    Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 121.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 219.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including 
Recordkeepers: 31.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 
549.41 hours.

Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP)

    Estimate of Burden: 2.32 hours.
    Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 435.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 768.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including 
Recordkeepers: 45.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 
1783.75 hours.

Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP)

    Estimate of Burden: 1.96 hours.
    Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 15.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 29.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including 
Recordkeepers: 29.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 
56.83 hours.

Acer Access and Development Program (Acer)

    Estimate of Burden: 2.05 hours.
    Respondents: Peer reviewers, grant applicants, grant recipients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents and Recordkeepers: 172.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses including Recordkeeping: 304.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent including 
Recordkeepers: 38.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Recordkeepers: 
623.58 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the new 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 
new 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: July 26, 2019.
Erin Morris,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16273 Filed 7-30-19; 8:45 am]
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