Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 45463-45464 [2019-18603]

Download as PDF 45463 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 168 Thursday, August 29, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES August 26, 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 requested 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 and other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by September 30, 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 20503. 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) 720–8681. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 360. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 8,640. Forest Service Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Title: Secure Rural Schools Act. OMB Control Number: 0596–0220. Summary of Collection: The Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (the Act) reauthorized in Public Law 110–343, requires the appropriate official of a county that receives funds under Title III of the Act to submit to the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, an annual certification that the funds have been expended for the uses authorized under section 302(a) of the Act. Participating counties will also report amounts not obligated by September 30 of the previous year. The information will be collected annually in the form of conventional correspondence such as a letter and, at the respondent’s option, attached tables or similar graphic display. At the respondent’s discretion, the information may be submitted by hard copy and/or electronically scanned and included as an attachment to electronic mail. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected will identify the participating county and the year in which the expenditures were made and will include amounts not obligated by September 30 of the previous year. Information includes the name, title, and signature of the official certifying that the expenditures were for uses authorized under section 302(a) of the Act, and the date of the certification. Information will also be collected including the amount of funds expended in the applicable year and the uses for which the amount were expended referencing the authorized categories; (1) carry out activities under the Firewise Communities program; (2) reimburse the participating county for emergency services performed on Federal land and paid for by the participating county; and (3) to develop community wildfire protection plans in coordination with the appropriate Secretary or designee. The information will be used to verify that participating counties have certified that funds were expended as authorized in the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2019–18717 Filed 8–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request August 23, 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 requested 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by September 30, 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 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 45464 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Horse Protection Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0056. Summary of Collection: In 1970, Congress passed the Horse Protection Act (HPA, 15 U.S.C. 1821 et seq.), which was enacted to prevent showing, exhibiting, selling, or auctioning of ‘‘sore’’ horses, and certain transportation of sore horses in connection therewith, at horse shows, horse exhibitions, horse sales, and horse auctions. Soring is a process whereby chemical or mechanical agents, or a combination thereof, are applied to the limbs of a horse in order to exaggerate its gait. A ‘‘sore’’ horse is one that has been subjected to prohibited practices and, as a result, suffers, or can reasonably be expected to suffer, physical pain or distress, inflammation, or lameness when walking, trotting or otherwise moving. A horse that is ‘‘sore’’ is prohibited from entering or participating in HPA-regulated events because exhibitors, owners, and trainers of such horse may obtain unfair advantage over individuals exhibiting horses that are not ‘‘sore.’’ Need and Use of the Information: To carry out the Act, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers and enforces the regulations in 9 CFR part 11. Part 11 delineates the responsibilities of horse industry organizations (HIOs), designated qualified persons (DQPs), management of regulated horse events, and persons who have control over regulated horses. An HIO wishing to certify a program to license DQPs to inspect horses for compliance under the HPA must satisfy and abide by the requirements of the HPA and regulations. After requesting and receiving USDA certification from APHIS, HIOs must maintain an acceptable DQP program and recordkeeping systems. Managers and operators of HPA-regulated events may appoint and retain the services of DQPs to inspect and detect a horse that is sore or otherwise noncompliant with the HPA, and both managers and DQPs are required to provide and/or maintain certain information. Persons who own, train, show, exhibit, sell, transport, or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 otherwise have custody of, or direction or control over any horse shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned or entered for the purpose of being shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned at any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction must also satisfy and abide by the requirements of the HPA and regulations. APHIS works with HIOs on an ongoing basis to oversee their performance under the HPA. Throughout the year, APHIS uses training sessions, conference calls, and open letters to HIOs, event managers, exhibitors, owners, trainers, custodians, and farriers involved in HPA-covered activities to provide communication and feedback to address issues and strengthen enforcement under the Act. Data collected throughout the year from within APHIS and from the HIOs and event management provide an account of the HIOs’ performance and progress toward eliminating the soring of horses and promoting fair competition. HIOs, through their certified licensing programs for DQPs, provide the primary means of detecting sored horses. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 2,004. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting. Total Burden Hours: 3,374. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18603 Filed 8–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meetings of the New York Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the New York Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 12:00 p.m. (EST) on: Friday, September 13, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss progress on the report regarding Education Funding in New York. DATES: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Public Call-In Information: Conference call-in number: 1–206–800– 4892 and conference ID# 218166706. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Barreras, at dbarreras@usccr.gov or by phone at 312–353–8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call-in number: 1–206– 800–4892 and conference ID# 218166706. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the conference call operator will ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free conference call-in number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–977–8339 and providing the operator with the conference call-in number: 1–206–800–4892 and conference ID# 218166706. Members of the public are invited to make statements during the open comment period of the meetings or submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office approximately 30 days after each scheduled meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwest Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 S Dearborn Street, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604, faxed to (312) 353–8324, or emailed to David Barreras at dbarreras@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwest Regional Office at (312) 353– 8311. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at https://database.faca.gov/committee/ meetings.aspx?cid=265; click the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s website, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Midwest Regional Office at the above phone numbers, email or street address. Agenda Friday, September 13, 2019 • Open—Roll Call E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 23, 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 requested 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.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by 
September 30, 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: 
[email protected] 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

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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.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Horse Protection Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0056.
    Summary of Collection: In 1970, Congress passed the Horse 
Protection Act (HPA, 15 U.S.C. 1821 et seq.), which was enacted to 
prevent showing, exhibiting, selling, or auctioning of ``sore'' horses, 
and certain transportation of sore horses in connection therewith, at 
horse shows, horse exhibitions, horse sales, and horse auctions. Soring 
is a process whereby chemical or mechanical agents, or a combination 
thereof, are applied to the limbs of a horse in order to exaggerate its 
gait. A ``sore'' horse is one that has been subjected to prohibited 
practices and, as a result, suffers, or can reasonably be expected to 
suffer, physical pain or distress, inflammation, or lameness when 
walking, trotting or otherwise moving. A horse that is ``sore'' is 
prohibited from entering or participating in HPA-regulated events 
because exhibitors, owners, and trainers of such horse may obtain 
unfair advantage over individuals exhibiting horses that are not 
``sore.''
    Need and Use of the Information: To carry out the Act, the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) administers and enforces the regulations in 9 CFR 
part 11. Part 11 delineates the responsibilities of horse industry 
organizations (HIOs), designated qualified persons (DQPs), management 
of regulated horse events, and persons who have control over regulated 
horses.
    An HIO wishing to certify a program to license DQPs to inspect 
horses for compliance under the HPA must satisfy and abide by the 
requirements of the HPA and regulations. After requesting and receiving 
USDA certification from APHIS, HIOs must maintain an acceptable DQP 
program and recordkeeping systems. Managers and operators of HPA-
regulated events may appoint and retain the services of DQPs to inspect 
and detect a horse that is sore or otherwise noncompliant with the HPA, 
and both managers and DQPs are required to provide and/or maintain 
certain information. Persons who own, train, show, exhibit, sell, 
transport, or otherwise have custody of, or direction or control over 
any horse shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned or entered for the 
purpose of being shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned at any horse 
show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction must also satisfy and 
abide by the requirements of the HPA and regulations.
    APHIS works with HIOs on an ongoing basis to oversee their 
performance under the HPA. Throughout the year, APHIS uses training 
sessions, conference calls, and open letters to HIOs, event managers, 
exhibitors, owners, trainers, custodians, and farriers involved in HPA-
covered activities to provide communication and feedback to address 
issues and strengthen enforcement under the Act. Data collected 
throughout the year from within APHIS and from the HIOs and event 
management provide an account of the HIOs' performance and progress 
toward eliminating the soring of horses and promoting fair competition. 
HIOs, through their certified licensing programs for DQPs, provide the 
primary means of detecting sored horses.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; 
Individuals and households.
    Number of Respondents: 2,004.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,374.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-18603 Filed 8-28-19; 8:45 am]
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