Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 57382-57383 [2019-23239]

Download as PDF 57382 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 207 Friday, October 25, 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 [Doc. No. AMS–DA–19–0094] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of request for extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. AGENCY: 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, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection for report forms under the Federal milk marketing order program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 24, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov or to the Office of the Deputy Administrator, Dairy Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2968 South, Stop 0225, Washington, DC 20250–0225. Comments should make reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments will be posted electronically without change; including any personal information provided at http:// regulations.gov. Comments will also be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours. Additional Information or Comments: Contact Janel Barsi, Director, Order Operation and Accountability Division, Dairy Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2968 South, Stop 0225, Washington, DC 20250–0225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report Forms under Federal Milk Orders (From Milk Handlers and Milk Marketing Cooperatives). OMB Number: 0581–0032. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Federal milk marketing order regulations (7 CFR parts 1000– 1199) authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), require milk handlers to report in detail the receipts and utilization of milk and milk products handled at each of their plants that are regulated by a Federal order. The data are needed to administer the classified pricing system and related requirements of each Federal order. A Federal milk marketing order (hereinafter, Order) is a regulation issued by the Secretary of Agriculture that places certain requirements on the handling of milk in the area it covers. Each Order is established under the authority of the Act. The Order requires that handlers of milk for a marketing area pay not less than certain minimum class prices according to how the milk is used. These prices are established under each Order after a public hearing at which evidence is received on the supply and demand conditions for milk in the market. An Order requires that payments for milk be pooled and paid to individual farmers or cooperative associations of farmers on the basis of a uniform or average price. Thus, all eligible farmers (producers) share in the market wide use-values of milk by regulated handlers. Milk Orders help ensure adequate supplies of milk and dairy products for consumers and adequate returns to producers. The Orders also provide for the public dissemination of market statistics and other information for the benefit of producers, handlers, and consumers. Formal rulemaking amendments to the Orders must be approved in referenda conducted by the Secretary. During 2018, 32,061 dairy farmers delivered over 141.7 billion pounds of milk to handlers regulated under the milk orders. This volume represents 65 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 percent of all milk marketed in the U.S. and 66 percent of the milk of bottling quality (Grade A) sold in the country. The value of this milk delivered to Federal milk order handlers at minimum order blend prices was over $21.9 billion. Producer deliveries of milk used in Class I products (mainly fluid milk products) totaled 40.9 billion pounds—28.9 percent of total producer deliveries. Each Order is administered by a USDA market administrator. The market administrator is authorized to levy assessments on regulated handlers to carry out the market administrator’s duties and responsibilities under the Orders. Additional duties of the market administrators are to prescribe reports required of each handler, to assure that handlers properly account for milk and milk products, and to assure that such handlers pay producers and associations of producers according to the provisions of the Order. The market administrator employs a staff that verifies handlers’ reports by examining records to determine that the required payments are made to producers. Most reports required from handlers are submitted monthly to the market administrator. The forms used by the market administrators are required by the respective Orders that are authorized by the Act. The forms are used to establish the quantity of milk received by handlers, the pooling status of the handlers, the class-use of the milk used by the handler, and the butterfat content and amounts of other components of the milk. The forms covered under this information collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the Orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act as expressed in the Orders and in the rules and regulations issued under the Orders. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the market administrator and authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS Dairy Programs’ headquarters staff. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .57 hours per response. Respondents: Milk handlers and milk marketing cooperatives. Estimated Number of Respondents: 745. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Responses: 49,919. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 67. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 28,471 (rounded). 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: October 21, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23239 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 22, 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 November 25, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Commentors 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 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. Forest Service Title: Annual Wildfire Summary Report. OMB Control Number: 0596–0025. Summary of Collection: The Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2101) requires the Forest Service (FS) to collect information about wildfire suppression efforts by State and local fire fighting agencies in order to support specific congressional funding requests for the Forest Service State and Private Forestry Cooperative Fire Program. The program provides supplemental funding for State and local firefighting agencies. The FS works cooperatively with State and local fire fighting agencies to support their fire suppression efforts. FS will collect information using form FS 3100– 8, Annual Wildfire Summary Report. Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect information using form FS– 3100–8 to determine if the Cooperative Fire Program funds, provided to the State and local fire fighting agencies have been used by State and local agencies to improve their fire suppression capabilities. The information collected includes the numbers of fires and acres burned on State and private land by cause, such as lightning, campfires, smoking, debris burning, arson, equipment, railroads, children and miscellaneous activities. Information about the importance of the State and Private Cooperative Fire Program will be shared with the pubic. The form also collects information on numbers of fires and acres burned by size classes. FS would be unable to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57383 assess the effectiveness of the State and Private Forestry Cooperative Fire Program if the information provided on FS–3100–8, were not collected. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 28. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23303 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 22, 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 November 25, 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), 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 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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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. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-DA-19-0094]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of request for extension and revision of a currently 
approved information collection.

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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, for an 
extension of and revision to the currently approved information 
collection for report forms under the Federal milk marketing order 
program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 24, 2019 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or to the Office of the 
Deputy Administrator, Dairy Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW, Room 2968 South, Stop 0225, Washington, DC 20250-0225. 
Comments should make reference to the date and page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register. All comments will be posted 
electronically without change; including any personal information 
provided at http://regulations.gov. Comments will also be available for 
public inspection in the above office during regular business hours.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Janel Barsi, Director, 
Order Operation and Accountability Division, Dairy Program, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Room 2968 South, Stop 0225, Washington, DC 
20250-0225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Report Forms under Federal Milk Orders (From Milk Handlers 
and Milk Marketing Cooperatives).
    OMB Number: 0581-0032.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Federal milk marketing order regulations (7 CFR parts 
1000-1199) authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), require milk handlers to report in 
detail the receipts and utilization of milk and milk products handled 
at each of their plants that are regulated by a Federal order. The data 
are needed to administer the classified pricing system and related 
requirements of each Federal order.
    A Federal milk marketing order (hereinafter, Order) is a regulation 
issued by the Secretary of Agriculture that places certain requirements 
on the handling of milk in the area it covers. Each Order is 
established under the authority of the Act. The Order requires that 
handlers of milk for a marketing area pay not less than certain minimum 
class prices according to how the milk is used. These prices are 
established under each Order after a public hearing at which evidence 
is received on the supply and demand conditions for milk in the market. 
An Order requires that payments for milk be pooled and paid to 
individual farmers or cooperative associations of farmers on the basis 
of a uniform or average price. Thus, all eligible farmers (producers) 
share in the market wide use-values of milk by regulated handlers.
    Milk Orders help ensure adequate supplies of milk and dairy 
products for consumers and adequate returns to producers.
    The Orders also provide for the public dissemination of market 
statistics and other information for the benefit of producers, 
handlers, and consumers.
    Formal rulemaking amendments to the Orders must be approved in 
referenda conducted by the Secretary.
    During 2018, 32,061 dairy farmers delivered over 141.7 billion 
pounds of milk to handlers regulated under the milk orders. This volume 
represents 65 percent of all milk marketed in the U.S. and 66 percent 
of the milk of bottling quality (Grade A) sold in the country. The 
value of this milk delivered to Federal milk order handlers at minimum 
order blend prices was over $21.9 billion. Producer deliveries of milk 
used in Class I products (mainly fluid milk products) totaled 40.9 
billion pounds--28.9 percent of total producer deliveries.
    Each Order is administered by a USDA market administrator. The 
market administrator is authorized to levy assessments on regulated 
handlers to carry out the market administrator's duties and 
responsibilities under the Orders. Additional duties of the market 
administrators are to prescribe reports required of each handler, to 
assure that handlers properly account for milk and milk products, and 
to assure that such handlers pay producers and associations of 
producers according to the provisions of the Order. The market 
administrator employs a staff that verifies handlers' reports by 
examining records to determine that the required payments are made to 
producers. Most reports required from handlers are submitted monthly to 
the market administrator.
    The forms used by the market administrators are required by the 
respective Orders that are authorized by the Act. The forms are used to 
establish the quantity of milk received by handlers, the pooling status 
of the handlers, the class-use of the milk used by the handler, and the 
butterfat content and amounts of other components of the milk.
    The forms covered under this information collection require the 
minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements 
of the Orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the 
Act as expressed in the Orders and in the rules and regulations issued 
under the Orders. The information collected is used only by authorized 
employees of the market administrator and authorized representatives of 
the USDA, including AMS Dairy Programs' headquarters staff.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .57 hours per response.
    Respondents: Milk handlers and milk marketing cooperatives.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 745.

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    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 49,919.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 67.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 28,471 (rounded).
    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: October 21, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-23239 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P