Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 63605 [2019-24844]

Download as PDF 63605 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 222 Monday, November 18, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 12, 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: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. DATES: Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by December 18, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Nov 15, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Title: AMS Grant Programs. OMB Control Number: 0581–0240. Summary of Collection: In 2016, OMB approved 0581–0240 which combined five grant programs (1) the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP), (2) the Farmers Market, (3) the Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), (4) the Specialty Crop MultiState Program (SCMP), and (5) the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) into a single collection package entitled AMS Grant Programs. This renewal request is to extend AMS’ current approval to collect information for these five grant programs and to add four additional grant programs to this collection. The four new grant programs are the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives, Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP), the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP), and the Acer Access and Development Program (Acer). AMS Grant Programs are authorized pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621, et. seq.) and are implemented through the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super Circular) (2 CFR 200). Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is needed to certify that grant participants are complying with applicable program regulations, and the data collected are the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the program. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and for AMS to administer these programs. The purpose of AMS Grant Programs is to provide grants to eligible entities. Without the required information, AMS will not be able to review, award, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reimburse, or monitor grants to eligible applicants. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 11,161. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually; Semi-annually. Total Burden Hours: 49,807. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–24844 Filed 11–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to request an extension of a currently approved information collection for the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 17, 2020. ADDRESSES: FAS invites interested persons to submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www/regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Director, Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4159, Mailstop 1034, Washington, DC 20250. Comments may also be sent to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. • Email: FAD_Contact@usda.gov. Include the document number in the subject line of the message. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and document number for this notice. All comments received will be posted SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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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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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 12, 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.

DATES: Comments regarding these information collections are best 
assured of having their full effect if received by December 18, 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: AMS Grant Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0240.
    Summary of Collection: In 2016, OMB approved 0581-0240 which 
combined five grant programs (1) the Federal-State Marketing 
Improvement Program (FSMIP), (2) the Farmers Market, (3) the Local Food 
Promotion Program (FMLFPP), (4) the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program 
(SCMP), and (5) the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) into a 
single collection package entitled AMS Grant Programs. This renewal 
request is to extend AMS' current approval to collect information for 
these five grant programs and to add four additional grant programs to 
this collection. The four new grant programs are the Dairy Business 
Innovation (DBI) Initiatives, Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP), 
the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program (SPMGP), and the Acer 
Access and Development Program (Acer).
    AMS Grant Programs are authorized pursuant to the Agricultural 
Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621, et. seq.) and are 
implemented through the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Super Circular) 
(2 CFR 200).
    Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is 
needed to certify that grant participants are complying with applicable 
program regulations, and the data collected are the minimum information 
necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the program. The 
information collection requirements in this request are essential to 
carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the respondents the type of 
service they request, and for AMS to administer these programs. The 
purpose of AMS Grant Programs is to provide grants to eligible 
entities. Without the required information, AMS will not be able to 
review, award, reimburse, or monitor grants to eligible applicants.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 11,161.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually; Semi-
annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 49,807.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-24844 Filed 11-15-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P