Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 57383-57384 [2019-23306]

Download as PDF 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 57384 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 0584–0010. Summary of Collection: The purpose of the Performance Reporting System is to ensure that each State agency and project area is operating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in accordance with the Act, regulations, and the State agency’s Plan of Operation. Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act (the Act) of 2008 requires that State agencies maintain necessary records to ascertain that SNAP is operating in compliance with the Act and regulations and must make these records available to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for inspection. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will use the information to evaluate state agency operations and to collect information that is necessary to develop solutions to improve the State’s administration of SNAP policy and procedures. Each State agency is required to submit one review schedule every one, two, or three years, depending on the project areas make-up of the state. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 491,172. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). OMB Control Number: 0584–0541. Summary of Collection: This submission is a revision of a currently approved collection which covers the reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, OMB #0584– 0541. The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill), Public Law 107–171, authorized the SFMNP as a competitive grant program beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and gave USDA the authority to develop Federal regulations guiding the administration of the SFMNP. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Public Law 115–334 (the 2018 Farm Bill), provided continued funding for the SFMNP through FY 2023. Federal regulations governing the SFMNP (7 Code of Federal Regulations, part 249) require that certain program-related information be collected and that full and complete records concerning VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 SFMNP operations are maintained. The information reporting and recordkeeping burdens are necessary to ensure appropriate and efficient management of the SFMNP. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is used by USDA to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions, and report on SFMNP program operations. FNS uses the information collection to assess how each SFMNP State agency operates; to ensure regulatory compliance of State agencies, local agencies, and farmers/ farmers’ markets/roadside stands/CSA programs; to make program management decisions; and to report to Congress as needed. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Individuals and Households; Small Businesses (authorized outlets). Number of Respondents: 854,090. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 449,090. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23306 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0053] Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our preliminary concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for Ecuador and Serbia. The OIE recognizes Ecuador as being of controlled risk for BSE and Serbia as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE’s risk designations for these regions. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0053. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 APHIS–2019–0053, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0053 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tracy McCracken, Staff Officer, Strategy & Policy, Regionalization Evaluation Services, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737; phone (301) 851–3461; Tracy.McCracken@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 92 subpart B, ‘‘Importation of Animals and Animal Products; Procedures for Requesting BSE Risk Status Classification With Regard To Bovines’’ (referred to below as the regulations), set forth the process by which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) classifies regions for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk. Section 92.5 of the regulations provides that all countries of the world are considered by APHIS to be in one of three BSE risk categories: Negligible risk, controlled risk, or undetermined risk. These risk categories are defined in § 92.1. Any region that is not classified by APHIS as presenting either negligible risk or controlled risk for BSE is considered to present an undetermined risk. The list of those regions classified by APHIS as having either negligible risk or controlled risk can be accessed on the APHIS website at https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/ animalhealth/animal-and-animalproduct-import-information/animalhealth-status-of-regions. The list can also be obtained by writing to APHIS at Regionalization Evaluation Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737. Under the regulations, APHIS may classify a region for BSE in one of two ways. One way is for regions that have not received a risk classification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to request classification by APHIS. The other way is for APHIS to concur with the classification given to a country or region by the OIE. If the OIE has classified a region as either BSE negligible risk or BSE E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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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), 
[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 
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

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the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0010.
    Summary of Collection: The purpose of the Performance Reporting 
System is to ensure that each State agency and project area is 
operating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 
accordance with the Act, regulations, and the State agency's Plan of 
Operation. Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act (the Act) of 2008 
requires that State agencies maintain necessary records to ascertain 
that SNAP is operating in compliance with the Act and regulations and 
must make these records available to the Food and Nutrition Service 
(FNS) for inspection.
    Need and Use of the Information: FNS will use the information to 
evaluate state agency operations and to collect information that is 
necessary to develop solutions to improve the State's administration of 
SNAP policy and procedures. Each State agency is required to submit one 
review schedule every one, two, or three years, depending on the 
project areas make-up of the state.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 491,172.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0541.
    Summary of Collection: This submission is a revision of a currently 
approved collection which covers the reporting and recordkeeping burden 
associated with the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, OMB 
#0584-0541. The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 
2002 Farm Bill), Public Law 107-171, authorized the SFMNP as a 
competitive grant program beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and gave USDA 
the authority to develop Federal regulations guiding the administration 
of the SFMNP. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Public Law 115-
334 (the 2018 Farm Bill), provided continued funding for the SFMNP 
through FY 2023. Federal regulations governing the SFMNP (7 Code of 
Federal Regulations, part 249) require that certain program-related 
information be collected and that full and complete records concerning 
SFMNP operations are maintained. The information reporting and 
recordkeeping burdens are necessary to ensure appropriate and efficient 
management of the SFMNP.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is used 
by USDA to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions, and report on SFMNP 
program operations. FNS uses the information collection to assess how 
each SFMNP State agency operates; to ensure regulatory compliance of 
State agencies, local agencies, and farmers/farmers' markets/roadside 
stands/CSA programs; to make program management decisions; and to 
report to Congress as needed.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; 
Individuals and Households; Small Businesses (authorized outlets).
    Number of Respondents: 854,090.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 449,090.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-23306 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]
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