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Download as PDF 31736 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 102 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES May 21, 2020. 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by June 26, 2020. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Specified Commodities Imported into the United States Exempt from Import Requirements, 7 CFR part 944, 980, and 999. OMB Control Number: 0581–0167. Summary of Collection: Section 608e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937(AMAA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), requires that whenever the Secretary of Agriculture issues grade, size, quality, or maturity regulations under domestic Federal marketing orders, the same or comparable regulations must be used for imported commodities. Import regulations apply only during those periods when domestic marketing order regulations are in effect. No person may import products for processing or other exempt purposes unless an executed Importers Exempt Commodity Form (SC–6) accompanies the shipment. Both the shipper and receiver are required to register in the Compliance and Enforcement Management System (CEMS) to electronically file an SC–6 certificate to notify the Marketing Order and Agreement Division (MOAD) of the exemption activity. MOAD provides information on its website about the commodities imported under section 8e of the Act and directions to the CEMS portal. The Civil Penalty Stipulation Agreement (SC–7) is a ‘‘volunteer’’ form that provides the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) with an additional tool to obtain resolution of certain cases without the cost of going to a hearing. Need and Use of the Information: The importers wishing to import commodities will use the electronic or paper version of form SC–6, ‘‘Importer’s Exempt Commodity.’’ The information collected includes information on the imported product (type of product and lot identification), the importer’s contact information, the U.S. Customs entry number, inspection date, and intended use (processing, charity, livestock/ animal feed). In a situation where a party is alleged to have violated the importation regulations, AMS can use SC–7, ‘‘Civil Penalty Stipulation Agreement’’ form to settle the matter in exchange for the payment of a fine. AMS utilizes the information to ensure that imported goods destined for exempt PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 outlets are given no less favorable treatment than afforded to domestic goods destined for such exempt outlets. If the information is not collected, AMS would have no way of maintaining a safe and legal import program for fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops, as this is the only method of securing compliance with section 8e of the Act. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 79. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 581. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crops. OMB Control Number: 0581–0178. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 601–674; Act) was designed to permit regulation of certain agricultural commodities for the purpose of providing orderly marketing conditions in interstate commerce and improving returns to growers. The Orders and Agreements become effective only after public hearings are held in accordance with formal rulemaking procedures specified by the Act. The vegetable, and specialty crops marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers in specified production areas to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. Need and Use of the Information: Various forms are used to collect information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the Act and the Order/Agreement. This includes 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. Orders and Agreements can authorize the issuance of grade, size, quality, maturity, inspection requirements, pack and container requirements, and pooling and volume regulations. Information collected is used to formulate market policy, track current inventory and statistical data for market development programs, ensure compliance, and verify eligibility, monitor and record grower’s information. If this information were not collected, it would eliminate data needed to keep the industry and the E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices Secretary abreast of changes at the State and local level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 15,481. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Quarterly, Biennially, Weekly, Semi-annually, Monthly, Annually and Recordkeeping. Total Burden Hours: 21,655. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Organic Handler Market Promotion Assessment Exemption under Federal Marketing Orders. OMB Control Number: 0581–0216. Summary of Collection: Marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops in specified production areas to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. Under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), marketing orders may authorize production and marketing research, including paid advertising, to promote various commodities, which is paid for by assessments that are levied on the handlers who are regulated by the Orders. Section 10004 of the 2014 Farm Bill expanded the organic assessment exemption originally established by the FAIR Act. The 2014 Farm Bill allows all organic handlers to apply for an exemption from assessments on products certified as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘100 percent organic,’’ regardless of whether the handler also markets conventional or non-organic products. At the same time, the 2014 Farm bill reduced the per response time to complete the form from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. Need and Use of the Information: Handlers submit the completed SC–649 form to the appropriate committee, board or council once a year to apply for an assessment exemption to a certain percentage. The information gathered on this form is necessary to assist the committees, boards and councils to determine an applicant’s eligibility assessment exemption and to verify compliance. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 210. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 53. AGENCY: Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–11339 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2020–0018] Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection (InHome Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Web-Based Survey) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information for an exploratory Web-based survey of consumers to evaluate food safety education and communication activities and to inform the development of food safety communication products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on October 31, 2020. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this Federal Register notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides commenters the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on the web page or to attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2020–0018. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31737 (202) 720–5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 3700; (202) 720–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: In-Home Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Web-Based Survey. OMB Number: 0583–0178. Expiration Date of Approval: 10/31/ 2020. Type of Request: Renewal of an approved information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.) and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS’s Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) develops consumer education programs concerning the safe handling, preparation, and storage of meat, poultry, and processed egg products, so as to improve consumer food handling behaviors and minimize the incidence of foodborne illness. OPACE shares its food safety messages through various outlets: The Food Safe Families campaign, a cooperative effort of USDA, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ask USDA; the Meat and Poultry Hotline, an interactive knowledge management system consumers can use to get answers from USDA employees via phone, chat, email and a frequently asked question database; the FSIS website; social media; and public events. These messages are focused on the four core food safety behaviors: Clean, separate, cook, and chill. By testing planned and tailoring existing communication programs and materials, FSIS can help to ensure that it is effectively communicating with the public to improve consumer food safety practices. As part of ongoing activities by OPACE to develop and evaluate its public health education and communication activities, FSIS is E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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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

May 21, 2020.
    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. Comments regarding these information collections are best 
assured of having their full effect if received by June 26, 2020. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function.
    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: Specified Commodities Imported into the United States Exempt 
from Import Requirements, 7 CFR part 944, 980, and 999.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0167.
    Summary of Collection: Section 608e of the Agricultural Marketing 
Agreement Act of 1937(AMAA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), requires 
that whenever the Secretary of Agriculture issues grade, size, quality, 
or maturity regulations under domestic Federal marketing orders, the 
same or comparable regulations must be used for imported commodities. 
Import regulations apply only during those periods when domestic 
marketing order regulations are in effect. No person may import 
products for processing or other exempt purposes unless an executed 
Importers Exempt Commodity Form (SC-6) accompanies the shipment. Both 
the shipper and receiver are required to register in the Compliance and 
Enforcement Management System (CEMS) to electronically file an SC-6 
certificate to notify the Marketing Order and Agreement Division (MOAD) 
of the exemption activity. MOAD provides information on its website 
about the commodities imported under section 8e of the Act and 
directions to the CEMS portal. The Civil Penalty Stipulation Agreement 
(SC-7) is a ``volunteer'' form that provides the Agricultural Marketing 
Service (AMS) with an additional tool to obtain resolution of certain 
cases without the cost of going to a hearing.
    Need and Use of the Information: The importers wishing to import 
commodities will use the electronic or paper version of form SC-6, 
``Importer's Exempt Commodity.'' The information collected includes 
information on the imported product (type of product and lot 
identification), the importer's contact information, the U.S. Customs 
entry number, inspection date, and intended use (processing, charity, 
livestock/animal feed). In a situation where a party is alleged to have 
violated the importation regulations, AMS can use SC-7, ``Civil Penalty 
Stipulation Agreement'' form to settle the matter in exchange for the 
payment of a fine. AMS utilizes the information to ensure that imported 
goods destined for exempt outlets are given no less favorable treatment 
than afforded to domestic goods destined for such exempt outlets. If 
the information is not collected, AMS would have no way of maintaining 
a safe and legal import program for fruits, vegetables, and specialty 
crops, as this is the only method of securing compliance with section 
8e of the Act.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 79.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 581.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crops.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0178.
    Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 
1937 (7 U.S.C. 601-674; Act) was designed to permit regulation of 
certain agricultural commodities for the purpose of providing orderly 
marketing conditions in interstate commerce and improving returns to 
growers. The Orders and Agreements become effective only after public 
hearings are held in accordance with formal rulemaking procedures 
specified by the Act.
    The vegetable, and specialty crops marketing order programs provide 
an opportunity for producers in specified production areas to work 
together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved 
individually.
    Need and Use of the Information: Various forms are used to collect 
information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the 
Act and the Order/Agreement. This includes 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. Orders and Agreements can authorize the issuance of grade, 
size, quality, maturity, inspection requirements, pack and container 
requirements, and pooling and volume regulations. Information collected 
is used to formulate market policy, track current inventory and 
statistical data for market development programs, ensure compliance, 
and verify eligibility, monitor and record grower's information. If 
this information were not collected, it would eliminate data needed to 
keep the industry and the

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Secretary abreast of changes at the State and local level.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms; 
Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 15,481.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Quarterly, 
Biennially, Weekly, Semi-annually, Monthly, Annually and Recordkeeping.
    Total Burden Hours: 21,655.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Organic Handler Market Promotion Assessment Exemption under 
Federal Marketing Orders.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0216.
    Summary of Collection: Marketing order programs provide an 
opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty 
crops in specified production areas to work together to solve marketing 
problems that cannot be solved individually. Under the Agricultural 
Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 as amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), 
marketing orders may authorize production and marketing research, 
including paid advertising, to promote various commodities, which is 
paid for by assessments that are levied on the handlers who are 
regulated by the Orders.
    Section 10004 of the 2014 Farm Bill expanded the organic assessment 
exemption originally established by the FAIR Act. The 2014 Farm Bill 
allows all organic handlers to apply for an exemption from assessments 
on products certified as ``organic'' or ``100 percent organic,'' 
regardless of whether the handler also markets conventional or non-
organic products. At the same time, the 2014 Farm bill reduced the per 
response time to complete the form from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.
    Need and Use of the Information: Handlers submit the completed SC-
649 form to the appropriate committee, board or council once a year to 
apply for an assessment exemption to a certain percentage. The 
information gathered on this form is necessary to assist the 
committees, boards and councils to determine an applicant's eligibility 
assessment exemption and to verify compliance.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 210.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 53.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-11339 Filed 5-26-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P