Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 37822-37823 [2020-13523]

Download as PDF 37822 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices Previous Revised Summary ............................................................................. § 51.2486 U.S. No. 1 Color .............................. ‘‘U.S. No. 1 Color’’ consists of carrots which meet the requirements of U.S. No. 1 except for fairly well colored. All roots must show good characteristic color, which means the root has a uniform characteristic color for the variety over practically the entire surface. Roots may be comingled with varieties of different colors, provided roots are of the same type. § 51.2487 U.S. Commercial ............................. U.S. No. 1 Color grade is added to accommodate other colors. The U.S. No. 1 Color grade is identical to the U.S. No. 1 grade, except for the color requirement. The new grade ensures all grades are premium quality, provides greater flexibility, and brings the standards in line with current marketing trends. § 51.2486 U.S. Commercial ............................... § 51.2487 Unclassified ....................................... ‘‘Unclassified’’ consists of carrots which have not been classified in accordance with either of the foregoing grades. The term ‘‘unclassified’’ is not a grade within the meaning of these standards, but is provided as a designation to show that no grade has been applied to the lot. Bruce Summers, Administrator,Agricultural Marketing Service. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–CP–20–0059] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection request WebBased Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for domestic and international nutrition assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to purchase fresh and processed commodities for domestic and international nutrition assistance programs on a year-round basis. The extension of the information collection request is required to continue using the WBSCM system, which allows respondents to submit information entered and received electronically in WBSCM. Vendors will be able to access electronically. The information collection burden for respondents should not increase. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments on this notice must be received by August 24, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at www.regulations.gov or to Director, USDA/AMS–WBSCM Management Division, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, Missouri 64141–6205. All comments should reference the docket number, the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posed without change, including personal information provided, at www.regulations.gov and will be included in the record and made available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chad Burke, Director; WBSCM Management Division, chad.burke@ usda.gov (202) 720–4517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Web-Based Supply Chain Management. OMB Number: 0581–0273. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: AMS purchases commodities for various domestic and international nutrition assistance programs and provides support for commodity markets with surplus inventory. AMS issues invitations to purchase agricultural commodities for use in domestic and international nutrition assistance programs. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this information collection request is for the extension of the currently approved information DATES: [FR Doc. 2020–12828 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Removed .......................................................... PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Remains the same except section number changes from 51.2486 to 51.2487. AMS is removing this section in all standards as they are revised as it is no longer considered necessary. The category was never a grade and only showed that no grade was applied to the lot. collection for the WBSCM system where respondents will submit information electronically via that system. Vendor information, annual certification information, and all commodity offer information will be existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information per response. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching WBSCM to see the date and time the system shows for receipt of bid, bid modification, or bid cancellation information. At bid opening date and time, the bid information is evaluated through the WBSCM system. Acceptances will be sent to the successful offerors electronically. Awarded contracts will be posted on the AMS website. Respondents: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 330. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 189,892. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 575.43. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 48,375.76 hours. 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; E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices (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 comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13523 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0052] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with activities to prevent the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0052. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0052, 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-2020-0052 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: For information on the regulations to prevent the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the United States, contact Dr. Alexandra MacKenzie, Senior Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA, APHIS Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3411; alexandra.mackenzie@usda.gov. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483; joseph.moxey@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0393. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to, among other things, prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products into or through the United States to prevent the introduction and dissemination of animal diseases and pests. To guard against the introduction of animal diseases, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. The regulations in 9 CFR parts 92, 93, 94, 95, and 96 govern the importation of certain animals, birds, poultry, meat, and other animal products and byproducts into the United States to prevent the introduction of various animal diseases, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a chronic degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system of cattle. 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. Under the regulations, APHIS may classify a region for BSE in one of two ways. One way is for countries that have PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37823 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 by the OIE. To ensure BSE is not introduced into the United States, the regulations place specific conditions on the importation of animals and animal products. These requirements necessitate the use of several information collection activities, including, but not limited to, certifications, official identification, request for and retention of classification as negligible or controlled risk, declarations of importation, import and export certificates, applications, import and movement permits, agreements, certification statements, seals, notifications, and recordkeeping. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.55 hours per response. Respondents: Shippers, U.S. importers of regulated animal products, herd owners, salaried veterinarians of foreign regions, foreign exporters of processed animal protein and other regulated materials and products, accredited veterinarians, slaughter facility managers, and educators and researchers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,225. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 239. Estimated annual number of responses: 532,451. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37822-37823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13523]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-CP-20-0059]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's 
(AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and 
Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information 
collection request Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. 
This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of 
agricultural commodities for domestic and international nutrition 
assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to purchase fresh and 
processed commodities for domestic and international nutrition 
assistance programs on a year-round basis. The extension of the 
information collection request is required to continue using the WBSCM 
system, which allows respondents to submit information entered and 
received electronically in WBSCM. Vendors will be able to access 
electronically. The information collection burden for respondents 
should not increase.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 24, 2020 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this notice by using the electronic process available at 
www.regulations.gov or to Director, USDA/AMS-WBSCM Management Division, 
P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205. All comments should 
reference the docket number, the date, and the page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posed 
without change, including personal information provided, at 
www.regulations.gov and will be included in the record and made 
available to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Chad Burke, Director; WBSCM 
Management Division, [email protected] (202) 720-4517.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Web-Based Supply Chain Management.
    OMB Number: 0581-0273.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: AMS purchases commodities for various domestic and 
international nutrition assistance programs and provides support for 
commodity markets with surplus inventory. AMS issues invitations to 
purchase agricultural commodities for use in domestic and international 
nutrition assistance programs. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this information 
collection request is for the extension of the currently approved 
information collection for the WBSCM system where respondents will 
submit information electronically via that system. Vendor information, 
annual certification information, and all commodity offer information 
will be existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data 
needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information per 
response.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including 
the time for reviewing instructions, searching WBSCM to see the date 
and time the system shows for receipt of bid, bid modification, or bid 
cancellation information. At bid opening date and time, the bid 
information is evaluated through the WBSCM system.
    Acceptances will be sent to the successful offerors electronically. 
Awarded contracts will be posted on the AMS website.
    Respondents: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 330.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 189,892.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 575.43.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 48,375.76 hours.
    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;

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    (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 comments received will be available for public inspection 
during regular business hours at the same address.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-13523 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P