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Download as PDF 61919 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 191 Thursday, October 1, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LP–20–0070] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved information collection used to compile and generate the Federally Inspected Estimated Daily Slaughter Report. Upon approval of this information collection, AMS will request approval from the OMB to merge this collection, ‘‘Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection’’ (OMB 0581– 0050), with the currently approved information collection titled ‘‘Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News’’ (OMB 0186–0033). Both collections are directed and authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), and rely on voluntary cooperation with the livestock industry to collect and disseminate marketing information, utilizing the same information gathering tactics. DATES: Comments must be received by November 30, 2020. Additional Information or Comments: Comments should be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted to Charlie Potts, Officer in Charge, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, Livestock and Poultry Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:13 Sep 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 Department of Agriculture; STOP 0252; 1400 Independence Avenue SW.; Room 2619–S; Washington, DC 20250–0252. All comments should reference docket number AMS–LP–20–0070 and note the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Submitted comments will be available for public inspection at http:// www.regulations.gov or at the above address during regular business hours. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be included in the records and will be made available to the public. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlie Potts, Officer in Charge, Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, AMS, USDA, by telephone at (816) 676–7000, or via email at Charlie.Potts@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection OMB Number: 0581–0050. Expiration Date of Approval: 01–31– 2021. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), section 203(g), directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income, and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. Under this Market News program, USDA issues a Market News report estimating daily livestock slaughter under Federal inspection. This report is compiled by AMS on a voluntary basis in cooperation with the livestock and meat industry. Market News reporting must be timely, accurate, and continuous if it is to be useful to producers, processors, and the trade in general. The daily livestock slaughter estimates are provided at the request of industry and are used to make production and marketing decisions. The Daily Estimated Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection Report is used by a wide range of PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 industry contacts, including packers, processors, producers, brokers, and retailers of meat and meat products. The livestock and meat industry requested that USDA issue slaughter estimates (daily and weekly), by species, for cattle, calves, hogs, and sheep in order to assist them in making immediate production and marketing decisions and as a guide to the volume of meat in the marketing channel. The information requested from respondents includes their estimation of the current day’s slaughter at their plant(s) and the actual slaughter for the previous day. Also, the Government is a large purchaser of meat and related products and this report assists other Government agencies in providing timely information on the quantity of meat entering the processing channels. The information must be collected, compiled, and disseminated by an impartial third-party, in a manner which protects the confidentiality of the reporting entity. AMS is in the best position to provide this service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .0333 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, individuals or households, farms, and the Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Number of Responses: 15,600. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 260. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 519 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; (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. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 61920 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 191 / Thursday, October 1, 2020 / Notices All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21686 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0084] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine Semen From the European Union Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: 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 regulations for the importation of live swine, pork and pork products, and swine semen from the European Union. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0084. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0084, 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-2020-0084 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1620 of the USDA South 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:13 Sep 30, 2020 For information regarding the regulations for the importation of live swine, pork and pork products, and swine semen from the European Union, contact Dr. Alexandra MacKenzie, Senior Veterinary Medical Officer, VS Strategy & Policy, Live Animal Imports, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–3411. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 253001 Title: Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine Semen from the European Union. OMB Control Number: 0579–0218. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. The regulations in 9 CFR part 94, prohibit or restrict the importation of specified animals and animal products to prevent the introduction of diseases such as classical swine fever (CSF), footand-mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, and African swine fever. Among other things, part 94 lists the requirements for the importation of pork and pork products and live swine where these diseases exist. Section 94.31 lists the requirements for the importation of pork, pork products, and breeding swine from the European Union (‘‘the APHIS defined European CSF region’’). In addition, 9 CFR 98.38 lists the requirements for the importation of swine semen from the APHIS-defined European CSF region. These regulations require information collection activities, such as a certificate for pork and pork products, breeding swine, and swine semen; application for import or in-transit permit; and declaration of importation. Since the last approval, we have decreased the estimates of burden to reflect the decrease in importation of pork and pork products. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 this 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 1 hour per response. Respondents: Foreign government animal health officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 194. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.3. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,611. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,598 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 28th day of September 2020. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21746 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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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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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 191 / Thursday, October 1, 2020 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LP-20-0070]


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: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved 
information collection used to compile and generate the Federally 
Inspected Estimated Daily Slaughter Report. Upon approval of this 
information collection, AMS will request approval from the OMB to merge 
this collection, ``Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under 
Federal Inspection'' (OMB 0581-0050), with the currently approved 
information collection titled ``Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market 
News'' (OMB 0186-0033). Both collections are directed and authorized by 
the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627), and rely 
on voluntary cooperation with the livestock industry to collect and 
disseminate marketing information, utilizing the same information 
gathering tactics.

DATES: Comments must be received by November 30, 2020.
    Additional Information or Comments: Comments should be submitted 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be 
submitted to Charlie Potts, Officer in Charge, Livestock, Poultry, and 
Grain Market News Division, Livestock and Poultry Program, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 0252; 1400 
Independence Avenue SW.; Room 2619-S; Washington, DC 20250-0252. All 
comments should reference docket number AMS-LP-20-0070 and note the 
date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register.
    Submitted comments will be available for public inspection at 
http://www.regulations.gov or at the above address during regular 
business hours. Comments submitted in response to this Notice will be 
included in the records and will be made available to the public. All 
comments received will be posted without change, including any personal 
information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlie Potts, Officer in Charge, 
Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, AMS, USDA, by 
telephone at (816) 676-7000, or via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Plan for Estimating Daily Livestock Slaughter Under Federal 
Inspection
    OMB Number: 0581-0050.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 01-31-2021.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627), section 203(g), directs and authorizes the collection and 
dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook 
information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating 
and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm 
income, and to bring about a balance between production and 
utilization.
    Under this Market News program, USDA issues a Market News report 
estimating daily livestock slaughter under Federal inspection. This 
report is compiled by AMS on a voluntary basis in cooperation with the 
livestock and meat industry. Market News reporting must be timely, 
accurate, and continuous if it is to be useful to producers, 
processors, and the trade in general. The daily livestock slaughter 
estimates are provided at the request of industry and are used to make 
production and marketing decisions.
    The Daily Estimated Livestock Slaughter Under Federal Inspection 
Report is used by a wide range of industry contacts, including packers, 
processors, producers, brokers, and retailers of meat and meat 
products. The livestock and meat industry requested that USDA issue 
slaughter estimates (daily and weekly), by species, for cattle, calves, 
hogs, and sheep in order to assist them in making immediate production 
and marketing decisions and as a guide to the volume of meat in the 
marketing channel. The information requested from respondents includes 
their estimation of the current day's slaughter at their plant(s) and 
the actual slaughter for the previous day. Also, the Government is a 
large purchaser of meat and related products and this report assists 
other Government agencies in providing timely information on the 
quantity of meat entering the processing channels.
    The information must be collected, compiled, and disseminated by an 
impartial third-party, in a manner which protects the confidentiality 
of the reporting entity. AMS is in the best position to provide this 
service.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .0333 hours per response.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, individuals or 
households, farms, and the Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 15,600.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 260.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 519 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; (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.

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    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-21686 Filed 9-30-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P