Fruit Crops; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 54102-54103 [2019-22077]

Download as PDF 54102 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 196 Wednesday, October 9, 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. notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an extension and revision to the approved forms and generic information collection for marketing orders covering fruit crops. DATES: Comments on this notice are due by December 9, 2019 to be assured of consideration. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. Comments must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or internet: www.regulations.gov. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Hatch, Chief, Rulemaking Services Branch, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250– 0237; Telephone: (202) 720–6862; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or Email: andrew.hatch@usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on this notice by contacting Richard Lower, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250– 0237; Telephone (202) 720–2491; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or Email: richard.lower@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fruit Crops. OMB Number: 0581–0189. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a currently approved information collection. ADDRESSES: JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of public hearing. AGENCY: The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure has been canceled: Appellate Rules Hearing on October 30, 2019, in Washington DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee Secretary, Rules Committee Staff, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Announcements for this hearing were previously published in 84 FR 42951. SUMMARY: Dated: October 4, 2019. Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–22092 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [Doc. No. AMS–SC–19–0076; SC19–0581/ 0189–1 N] Fruit Crops; Notice of Request for Extension and 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: Marketing orders provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. This notice covers the following marketing order citations: 7 CFR parts 905 (Florida citrus), 906 (Texas citrus), 915 (Florida avocados), 920 (California kiwifruit), 922 (Washington apricots), 923 (Washington cherries), 925 (California table grapes), 927 (Oregon/Washington pears), and 929 (Cranberries grown in 10 States). Marketing order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of high quality product and adequate returns to producers. Marketing orders are authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674). The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to oversee the marketing order operations and issue regulations recommended by a committee of representatives from each commodity industry. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the Act, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the marketing orders. Under the Act, marketing orders may authorize: Production and marketing research, including paid advertising; volume regulations; reserves, including pools and producer allotments; container regulations; and quality control. Assessments are levied on handlers regulated under the marketing orders. USDA requires several forms to be filed to enable the administration of each marketing order. These include forms covering the selection process for industry members to serve on a marketing order’s committee or board and ballots used in referenda to amend or continue marketing orders. Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Qualified nominees are then appointed by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking amendments must be approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the Secretary. For the purposes of this action, ballots are E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-SC-19-0076; SC19-0581/0189-1 N]


Fruit Crops; 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 an extension and revision to the approved forms and generic 
information collection for marketing orders covering fruit crops.

DATES: Comments on this notice are due by December 9, 2019 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice. Comments must be sent to the Docket Clerk, 
Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-
0237; Fax: (202) 720-8938; or internet: www.regulations.gov. Comments 
should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public 
inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business 
hours, or can be viewed at: www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted 
in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be 
made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of 
individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public on 
the internet at the address provided above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Hatch, Chief, Rulemaking 
Services Branch, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty 
Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Room 
1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Telephone: (202) 720-6862; Fax: 
(202) 720-8938; or Email: [email protected].
    Small businesses may request information on this notice by 
contacting Richard Lower, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, 
Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 
0237, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Telephone (202) 720-2491; 
Fax: (202) 720-8938; or Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Fruit Crops.
    OMB Number: 0581-0189.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Marketing orders provide an opportunity for producers of 
fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty crops, in specified production 
areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be 
solved individually. This notice covers the following marketing order 
citations: 7 CFR parts 905 (Florida citrus), 906 (Texas citrus), 915 
(Florida avocados), 920 (California kiwifruit), 922 (Washington 
apricots), 923 (Washington cherries), 925 (California table grapes), 
927 (Oregon/Washington pears), and 929 (Cranberries grown in 10 
States). Marketing order regulations help ensure adequate supplies of 
high quality product and adequate returns to producers. Marketing 
orders are authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937 (Act), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674). The Secretary of Agriculture 
is authorized to oversee the marketing order operations and issue 
regulations recommended by a committee of representatives from each 
commodity industry.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of the Act, to provide the 
respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the 
marketing orders. Under the Act, marketing orders may authorize: 
Production and marketing research, including paid advertising; volume 
regulations; reserves, including pools and producer allotments; 
container regulations; and quality control. Assessments are levied on 
handlers regulated under the marketing orders.
    USDA requires several forms to be filed to enable the 
administration of each marketing order. These include forms covering 
the selection process for industry members to serve on a marketing 
order's committee or board and ballots used in referenda to amend or 
continue marketing orders.
    Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are 
nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or 
board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information 
on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Qualified 
nominees are then appointed by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking 
amendments must be approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the 
Secretary. For the purposes of this action, ballots are

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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 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]
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