Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 54103-54104 [2019-22006]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices considered information collections and are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If a marketing order is amended, handlers are asked to sign an agreement indicating their willingness to abide by the provisions of the amended marketing order. Some forms are required to be filed with the committee or board. The marketing orders and their rules and regulations authorize the respective commodities’ committees and boards, the agencies responsible for local administration of the marketing orders, to require handlers and producers to submit certain information. Much of the information is compiled in aggregate and provided to the respective industries to assist in marketing decisions. The committees and boards have developed forms as a means for persons to file required information relating to supplies, shipments, and dispositions of their respective commodities, and other information needed to effectively carry out the purpose of the Act and their respective orders, and these forms are utilized accordingly. The forms covered under this information collection require respondents to provide the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the marketing orders, and use of these forms is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act as expressed in the marketing orders’ rules and regulations. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the committees and authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Specialty Crops Program’s regional and headquarters’ staff. Authorized committee or board employees are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .310 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, cooperatives, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,800. Estimated Number of Responses: 25,088. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.69. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,780 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Comments should reference this docket number and be sent to the USDA in care of the Docket Clerk at the address above. 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 also become a matter of public record. AMS is committed to compliance with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. A 60-day comment period is provided to allow interested persons to respond to the notice. Dated: October 4, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–22077 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 3, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54103 respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by November 8, 2019. 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 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. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Specialty Crops Market News Reports. OMB Control Number: 0581–0006. Summary of Collection: Section 203(g) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621) directs and authorizes the collection of information and disseminating of marketing information including adequate outlook information on a market-area basis for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income and bring about balance between production and utilization of agriculture products. Market News provides all interested segments of the market chain with market information tends to equalize the competitive position of all market participants. The fruit and vegetable industries, through their organizations, or government agencies present formal requests that the Department of Agriculture issue daily, weekly, semimonthly, or monthly market news reports on various aspects of the industry. Need and Use of the Information: AMS will collect market information on some 411 specialty crops for prices and supply. The production of Market News E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 54104 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices reports that are then available to the industry and other interested parties in various formats. Information is provided on a voluntary basis and collected in person through face-to-face interviews and by confidential telephone throughout the country by market reporters. The absence of these data would deny primary and secondary users information that otherwise would be available to aid them in their production, marketing decisions, analyses, research and knowledge of current market conditions. The omission of these data could adversely affect prices, supply, and demand. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 2,776. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Daily; Weekly; Monthly. Total Burden Hours: 56,636. Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under Regulations (Other than Rules of Practice) Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930. OMB Control Number: 0581–0031. Summary of Collection: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). (7 U.S.C. 499a–499t) and 7 CFR part 46, establishes 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 by prohibiting unfair practices. PACA requires nearly all persons who operate as commission merchants, dealers and brokers buying or selling fruit and or vegetables in interstate or foreign commerce to be licensed. The license for retailers and grocery wholesalers is effective for three years and for all other licensees up to three years, unless withdrawn. Need and Use of the Information: Using various forms and business records, AMS will collect information from the applicant to administer licensing provisions under the Act, to adjudicate contract disputes, and for the purpose of enforcing the PACA and its regulations. If this information were unavailable, it would be impossible to identify and regulate the individuals or firms that are restricted due to sanctions imposed because of the reparation or administrative actions. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 13,600. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Total Burden Hours: 87,409. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–22006 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary Membership of the Performance Review Board for the Office of the Secretary Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Membership on the Office of the Secretary Performance Review Board. AGENCY: The Office of the Secretary, the Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and Senior Level (SL) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. DATES: The period of appointment for those individuals selected for the Office of the Secretary Performance Review Board begins on October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Nagielski, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Employment and Compensation, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 50013, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482–6342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314 (c) (4), the Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Office of the Secretary Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) and (SL) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. Dates: The name, position title, and type of appointment of each member of the Performance Review Board are set forth below: 1. Robert Preston II, Chief Contract Law Division, Career SES 2. Michelle McClelland, Assistant General Counsel for Administration and Transactions, Career SES 3. Kurt Bersani, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration, Enterprise Services, Career SES 4. Catrina Purvis, Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP)/Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) & Director of Open Government (OPOG), Career SES 5. Veronica LeGrande, Chief Human Resources Division, Census, Career SES 6. William P. Wilson, Director, Office of Business Liaison, Non-career SES 7. Jon Alexander, Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management Systems, Career SES Dated: October 3, 2019. Joan Nagielski, Human Resources Specialist, Office of Employment and Compensation, Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Human Resources Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–21985 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–25–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Membership of the International Trade Administration Performance Review Board International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of membership on the International Trade Administration’s Performance Review Board. AGENCY: The International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of ITA’s Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 3, 2019.
    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive 
Office Building, 725--17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by November 8, 2019. 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 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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Specialty Crops Market News Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0006.
    Summary of Collection: Section 203(g) of the Agricultural Marketing 
Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621) directs and authorizes the collection of 
information and disseminating of marketing information including 
adequate outlook information on a market-area basis for the purpose of 
anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the 
maintenance of farm income and bring about balance between production 
and utilization of agriculture products. Market News provides all 
interested segments of the market chain with market information tends 
to equalize the competitive position of all market participants. The 
fruit and vegetable industries, through their organizations, or 
government agencies present formal requests that the Department of 
Agriculture issue daily, weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly market news 
reports on various aspects of the industry.
    Need and Use of the Information: AMS will collect market 
information on some 411 specialty crops for prices and supply. The 
production of Market News

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reports that are then available to the industry and other interested 
parties in various formats. Information is provided on a voluntary 
basis and collected in person through face-to-face interviews and by 
confidential telephone throughout the country by market reporters. The 
absence of these data would deny primary and secondary users 
information that otherwise would be available to aid them in their 
production, marketing decisions, analyses, research and knowledge of 
current market conditions. The omission of these data could adversely 
affect prices, supply, and demand.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 2,776.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Daily; Weekly; Monthly.
    Total Burden Hours: 56,636.
    Title: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under Regulations 
(Other than Rules of Practice) Under the Perishable Agricultural 
Commodities Act, 1930.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0031.
    Summary of Collection: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act 
(PACA). (7 U.S.C. 499a-499t) and 7 CFR part 46, establishes 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 by prohibiting unfair practices. 
PACA requires nearly all persons who operate as commission merchants, 
dealers and brokers buying or selling fruit and or vegetables in 
interstate or foreign commerce to be licensed. The license for 
retailers and grocery wholesalers is effective for three years and for 
all other licensees up to three years, unless withdrawn.
    Need and Use of the Information: Using various forms and business 
records, AMS will collect information from the applicant to administer 
licensing provisions under the Act, to adjudicate contract disputes, 
and for the purpose of enforcing the PACA and its regulations. If this 
information were unavailable, it would be impossible to identify and 
regulate the individuals or firms that are restricted due to sanctions 
imposed because of the reparation or administrative actions.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 13,600.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 87,409.

Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22006 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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