Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 59513-59514 [2020-20814]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 22, 2020 / Notices and Energy Act (FCEA) of 2008 and the Agricultural Act of 2014, and the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, requires the Secretary of Agriculture to implement a voluntary labeling program that would enable qualifying biobased products to be certified with a ‘‘USDA Certified Biobased Product’’ label. The voluntary labeling program is one of the two main initiatives of the BioPreferred Program, which is currently implemented by USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS). The voluntary labeling program is required to be consistent, where possible, with the guidelines implementing the preferred procurement of biobased products by Federal agencies, which is the second main initiative of the BioPreferred Program. The procurement initiative is also authorized under section 9002 of FSRIA and referred to hereafter as the Federal preferred procurement program. Under the preferred procurement program, Federal agencies are required to purchase with certain exceptions, biobased products that are identified, by rulemaking, for preferred procurement. Need and Use of the Information: Under the voluntary labeling program, manufacturers and vendors must complete an application for each standalone biobased product or biobased product family for which they wish to use the label. The application process is electronic and is accessible through the BioPreferred Program website. In addition, manufacturers and vendors whose applications have been conditionally approved must provide certain information for RBCS to post on the BioPreferred Program website. For each product approved by the Agency for use of the label, the manufacturer or vendor must keep that information for each certified product up to date. The information requested for inclusion in the application are: (1) Contact information (of the manufacturer or vendor and preparer of application) and (2) product identification information, including brand name(s), the applicable designated item category or categories or equivalent, and the biobased content of the product. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 200. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Other (once). Total Burden Hours: 1,800. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–20898 Filed 9–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to water usage for North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per day. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 23, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0262, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202)720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Water Use Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0262. Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to revise and extend an information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition; as well as economic SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59513 statistics, environmental statistics related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture. The Water Use survey program will collect information on water usage for North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per day. Agricultural operations who use over 1,000,000 gallons in any one day are required to report their water usage directly to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and are not included in this survey. The program will help the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDACS) and NCDEQ fulfill the requirements of North Carolina state legislation enacted in 2008 (SL2008–0143). All questionnaires included in this information collection will be voluntary. This project is conducted as a cooperative effort with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Funding for this survey is being provided by NCDACS. Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, ‘‘Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA),’’ Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 33362. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is based on similar surveys with expected response time of 30 minutes. The estimated sample size will be approximately 3,300. The frequency of data collection for the different surveys is annual. Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1. Publicity materials and instruction sheets will account for approximately 5 minutes of additional burden per respondent. Respondents who refuse to complete a survey will be allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the data. Respondents: North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons annually. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 59514 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 22, 2020 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,300. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,582 hours. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, September 15, 2020. Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–20814 Filed 9–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers; Meeting Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, USDA. ACTION: Notice of conference call meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a public teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers (ACMF) will be held to discuss USDA outreach, technical assistance, and capacity building for and with minority farmers; the implementation of the Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmer and Rancher Grant Program (2501 Program); and methods of maximizing the participation of minority farmers and ranchers in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and to plan mechanisms for best providing advice to the Secretary on the issues outlined above. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 The conference call will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). Public Call-in Information: Conference call-in number: Dial-in 888– 251–2949 or 215–861–0694 Participant Access Code: 4711144#. Please be advised that before placing them into the conference call, the operator will ask callers to provide their names, their organizational affiliations (if any), and email addresses (so that callers may be notified of future meetings). Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the USDA will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free conference call-in number. Public Comments: Written comments for the Committee’s consideration may be submitted to email: ACMF@usda.gov. Written comments must be received by October 6, 2020. Availability of Materials for the Meeting: General information about the ACMF as well as any updates concerning the meeting announced in this notice, may be found on the ACMF website at https://www.usda.gov/ partnerships/advisory-committee-onminority-farmers. Accessibility: USDA is committed to ensuring that all persons are included in our programs and events. If you are a person with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting please contact Eston Williams at Eston.Williams@usda.gov or (202) 596– 0226. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information about the committee can also be found at https:// www.usda.gov/partnerships/advisorycommittee-on-minority-farmers. Any member of the public wishing to obtain information concerning this public meeting may contact Eston Williams, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at Eston.Williams@usda.gov or at (202) 596–0226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Committee was established in the U.S. Department of Agriculture pursuant to section 14008 of the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110–246, 122 Stat. 1651, 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2279). DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to USDA programs. The Committee advises the Secretary on the implementation of section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990; methods of maximizing the participation of minority farmers and ranchers in U.S. Department of Agriculture programs; and civil rights activities within the Department, as such activities relate to participants in such programs. Dated: September 16, 2020. Cikena Reid, USDA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–20819 Filed 9–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3412–88–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Arizona Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a teleconference meeting of the Arizona Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Arizona Time) Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss their next project topic. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Arizona Time. Public Call Information: Dial: 800–367–2403. Conference ID: 6120013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Peery, Designated Federal Officer, (DFO) at bpeery@usccr.gov or by phone at (202) 701–1376. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–367–2403, conference ID number: 6120013. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 184 (Tuesday, September 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59513-59514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20814]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agriculture (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 intention of the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service (NASS) to seek approval to conduct a new information collection 
to gather data related to water usage for North Carolina agricultural 
operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per 
day.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 23, 2020 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0262, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     E-fax: (855) 838-6382.
     Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions to: 
David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20250-2024.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, 
NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-2024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Barnes, Associate Administrator, 
National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, (202)720-4333. Copies of this information collection and 
related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, 
NASS--OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690-2388 or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Water Use Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0262.
    Type of Request: Intent to seek approval to revise and extend an 
information collection for a period of three years.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and 
national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and 
disposition; as well as economic statistics, environmental statistics 
related to agriculture and also to conduct the Census of Agriculture.
    The Water Use survey program will collect information on water 
usage for North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use 
between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per day. Agricultural operations 
who use over 1,000,000 gallons in any one day are required to report 
their water usage directly to North Carolina Department of 
Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and are not included in this survey. The 
program will help the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and 
Consumer Services (NCDACS) and NCDEQ fulfill the requirements of North 
Carolina state legislation enacted in 2008 (SL2008-0143). All 
questionnaires included in this information collection will be 
voluntary. This project is conducted as a cooperative effort with the 
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Funding 
for this survey is being provided by NCDACS.
    Authority: These data will be collected under authority of 7 U.S.C. 
2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority 
are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as 
amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict 
confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. This 
Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-113, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) and Office of 
Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320.
    NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, 
``Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA),'' Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 115, June 15, 2007, p. 
33362.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is based on similar surveys with expected response time of 
30 minutes. The estimated sample size will be approximately 3,300. The 
frequency of data collection for the different surveys is annual. 
Estimated number of responses per respondent is 1. Publicity materials 
and instruction sheets will account for approximately 5 minutes of 
additional burden per respondent. Respondents who refuse to complete a 
survey will be allotted 2 minutes of burden per attempt to collect the 
data.
    Respondents: North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use 
between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons annually.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,300.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,582 hours.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information 
technology collection methods.
    All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record 
and be summarized in the request for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, September 15, 2020.
Kevin Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2020-20814 Filed 9-21-20; 8:45 am]
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