Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards: Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection, 60052 [2019-24248]

Download as PDF 60052 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 216 Thursday, November 7, 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 [AMS–CN–19–0083] Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards: Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision to 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 notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension and revision to the currently approved information collection entitled Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards. SUMMARY: Comments received by January 6, 2020 will be considered. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the addresses specified below. All comments will be made available to the public. Please do not include personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publically disclosed. All comments may be posted on the internet and can be retrieved by most internet search engines. Comments may be submitted anonymously. Comments, identified by AMS–CN– 19–0083, may be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments. In addition, comments may be submitted by mail or hand delivery to Cotton Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406. Comments should be submitted in triplicate. All comments received will be made available for public inspection at Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406. A copy of this document may be found at: www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shethir M. Riva, Director, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406, telephone (540) 361– 2726, facsimile (540) 361–1199, or email at Shethir.Riva@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards. OMB Number: 0581–0008. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: Information solicited is used by the USDA to administer and supervise activities associated with the classification or grading of cotton, cotton linters, and cottonseed based on official USDA Standards. The information requires personal data, such as name, type of business, address, and description of classification services requested. These programs are conducted under the United States Cotton Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 51b), the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act of 1927 (7 U.S.C. 473c), and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622h) and regulations appear at 7 CFR part 28. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the Acts and to provide the cotton industry the type of information they need to make sound business decisions. The information collected is the minimum required. Information is requested from growers, cooperatives, merchants, manufacturers, and other government agencies. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the USDA, AMS. The cotton industry is the primary user of the compiled information and AMS and other government agencies are secondary users. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.08 hours per response. Respondents: Cotton merchants, warehouses, and gins. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,041. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.30. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,391. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 184.46. 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. Comments may be sent to Shethir M. Riva, Director, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406, telephone (540) 361–2726, facsimile (540) 361–1199, or email at Shethir.Riva@usda.gov. 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: November 1, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–24248 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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Notices
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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. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / 
Notices

[[Page 60052]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[AMS-CN-19-0083]


Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards: Notice of Request for an 
Extension and Revision to 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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an 
extension and revision to the currently approved information collection 
entitled Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards.

DATES: Comments received by January 6, 2020 will be considered.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to the addresses specified 
below. All comments will be made available to the public. Please do not 
include personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or 
other contact information) or confidential business information that 
you do not want publically disclosed. All comments may be posted on the 
internet and can be retrieved by most internet search engines. Comments 
may be submitted anonymously.
    Comments, identified by AMS-CN-19-0083, may be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting 
comments. In addition, comments may be submitted by mail or hand 
delivery to Cotton Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, 
AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 
22406. Comments should be submitted in triplicate. All comments 
received will be made available for public inspection at Cotton and 
Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406. A copy of this document may be found 
at: www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shethir M. Riva, Director, Research 
and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, USDA, 100 Riverside 
Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406, telephone (540) 
361-2726, facsimile (540) 361-1199, or email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards.
    OMB Number: 0581-0008.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection.
    Abstract: Information solicited is used by the USDA to administer 
and supervise activities associated with the classification or grading 
of cotton, cotton linters, and cottonseed based on official USDA 
Standards. The information requires personal data, such as name, type 
of business, address, and description of classification services 
requested. These programs are conducted under the United States Cotton 
Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 51b), the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act 
of 1927 (7 U.S.C. 473c), and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 
U.S.C. 1622h) and regulations appear at 7 CFR part 28.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of the Acts and to provide the cotton 
industry the type of information they need to make sound business 
decisions. The information collected is the minimum required. 
Information is requested from growers, cooperatives, merchants, 
manufacturers, and other government agencies.
    The information collected is used only by authorized employees of 
the USDA, AMS. The cotton industry is the primary user of the compiled 
information and AMS and other government agencies are secondary users.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.08 hours per response.
    Respondents: Cotton merchants, warehouses, and gins.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,041.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.30.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 2,391.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 184.46.
    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. Comments may be sent to Shethir M. Riva, 
Director, Research and Promotion, Cotton and Tobacco Program, AMS, 
USDA, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406, 
telephone (540) 361-2726, facsimile (540) 361-1199, or email at 
[email protected]. 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: November 1, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-24248 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
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