Notice of Revision to the Agricultural Labor Survey and Farm Labor Reports by Suspending Data Collection for October 2020, 61719 [2020-21592]

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Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 26—Atlanta, Georgia Notification of Proposed Production Activity, OFS Fitel, LLC (Optical Fiber Products) Carrollton, Georgia Title: Agricultural Labor Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0109. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022. Type of Request: To suspend a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The Agricultural Labor Survey provides quarterly statistics on the number of agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Number of workers and hours worked have been used to estimate agricultural productivity; wage rates have been used in the administration of the H–2A Program and for setting Adverse Effect Wage Rates. Survey data have also been used to carry out provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. USDA has determined the public can access other data sources for the data collected in the Agricultural Labor Survey. These sources include, but are not limited to, the Agricultural Resources Management Survey (ARMS), Census of Agriculture (COA), American Community Survey (ACS), Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), National Economic Accounts, and the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). Therefore, NASS will not be collecting data in October 2020, as originally planned. NASS will not publish the biannual Farm Labor report this November. Authority: These data were 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, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting burden for this quarterly collection of information. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–59–2020] OFS Fitel, LLC (OFS Fitel) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Carrollton, Georgia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September 21, 2020. The OFS Fitel facility is located within FTZ 26. The facility is used for the production of optical fiber products. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt OFS Fitel from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, OFS Fitel would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to optical fibers and optical fiber cables, bundles and ribbon (duty rates are duty-free or 6.7%). OFS Fitel would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Revision to the Agricultural Labor Survey and Farm 
Labor Reports by Suspending Data Collection for October 2020

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of change to data collection and publication.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) not to collect data for the 
currently approved information collection, the Agricultural Labor 
Survey, and its associated publication originally planned for November 
2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin L. Barnes, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Agricultural Labor Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0109.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022.
    Type of Request: To suspend a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates 
of crop and livestock production, disposition, and prices. The 
Agricultural Labor Survey provides quarterly statistics on the number 
of agricultural workers, hours worked, and wage rates. Number of 
workers and hours worked have been used to estimate agricultural 
productivity; wage rates have been used in the administration of the H-
2A Program and for setting Adverse Effect Wage Rates. Survey data have 
also been used to carry out provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment 
Act.
    USDA has determined the public can access other data sources for 
the data collected in the Agricultural Labor Survey. These sources 
include, but are not limited to, the Agricultural Resources Management 
Survey (ARMS), Census of Agriculture (COA), American Community Survey 
(ACS), Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), National 
Economic Accounts, and the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). 
Therefore, NASS will not be collecting data in October 2020, as 
originally planned. NASS will not publish the biannual Farm Labor 
report this November.
    Authority: These data were 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, 7 U.S.C. 
2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-
aggregated data provided by respondents.
    Estimate of Burden: There will be no further public reporting 
burden for this quarterly collection of information.

    Signed at Washington, DC, September 24, 2020.
William Northey,
Under Secretary, Farm Production and Conservation USDA.
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