Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 73670 [2020-25596]

Download as PDF 73670 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 224 Thursday, November 19, 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 [Docket. No. AMS–FTPP–20–0088] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision 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)(PRA), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This approval is required under the PRA. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 19, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or to Brett Offutt, Chief Legal Officer/Policy Advisor, Packers and Stockyards Division, Rm. 2507, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250–3601, or by email to s.brett.offutt@usda.gov. All comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jeana M. Harbison, Enforcement SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Nov 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 Branch Chief, Packers and Stockyards Division at (202) 690–3192, or jeana.m.harbison@usda.gov; or Patricia L. Tolle, Supervisory Financial Systems Analyst at 303–375–4274, or patricia.l.tolle@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations and Related Reporting and Recording Requirements—Packers and Stockyards Division OMB Number: 0581–0308. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2021. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The P&S Act and the regulations issued under the P&S Act authorize the collection of information for the purpose of enforcing the P&S Act and regulations and for conducting studies requested by Congress. Through the forms in this information collection, the Fair Trade Practices Program (FTPP), Packers and Stockyards Division (PSD) gathers information that keeps PSD current on the ownership and operations of regulated entities which permit PSD oversight of the regulated entities. For example, PSD gathers information regarding the number of head of livestock purchased and the cost of the livestock to determine if an entity is adequately bonded to protect the livestock sellers. The information regarding the amount of livestock purchased is also consolidated for public reporting in PSD’s annual report. Other financial information is gathered to determine if regulated entities are operating while solvent as required by the P&S Act. This information collection is necessary for PSD to monitor and examine financial, competitive, and trade practices in the livestock, meat packing and poultry industries. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning PSD’s information collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.73 hours per response. Respondents: Livestock auction markets, livestock dealers, packer buyers, meat packers, and live poultry dealers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,631. Estimated Total Annual Responses: Less than 2.5 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 9,035 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. 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. 2020–25596 Filed 11–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 16, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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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. 224 / Thursday, November 19, 2020 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket. No. AMS-FTPP-20-0088]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision 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)(PRA), this notice announces the Agricultural 
Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the 
Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to 
the currently approved information collection in support of the 
reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and 
Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This 
approval is required under the PRA.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 19, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to Brett Offutt, Chief 
Legal Officer/Policy Advisor, Packers and Stockyards Division, Rm. 
2507, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-3601, or by email 
to [email protected]. All comments submitted in response to this 
proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available 
to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals 
or entities submitting comments will be made public on the internet at 
the address provided above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jeana M. Harbison, Enforcement 
Branch Chief, Packers and Stockyards Division at (202) 690-3192, or 
[email protected]; or Patricia L. Tolle, Supervisory Financial 
Systems Analyst at 303-375-4274, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations and Related Reporting and 
Recording Requirements--Packers and Stockyards Division
    OMB Number: 0581-0308.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2021.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The P&S Act and the regulations issued under the P&S Act 
authorize the collection of information for the purpose of enforcing 
the P&S Act and regulations and for conducting studies requested by 
Congress. Through the forms in this information collection, the Fair 
Trade Practices Program (FTPP), Packers and Stockyards Division (PSD) 
gathers information that keeps PSD current on the ownership and 
operations of regulated entities which permit PSD oversight of the 
regulated entities. For example, PSD gathers information regarding the 
number of head of livestock purchased and the cost of the livestock to 
determine if an entity is adequately bonded to protect the livestock 
sellers. The information regarding the amount of livestock purchased is 
also consolidated for public reporting in PSD's annual report. Other 
financial information is gathered to determine if regulated entities 
are operating while solvent as required by the P&S Act. This 
information collection is necessary for PSD to monitor and examine 
financial, competitive, and trade practices in the livestock, meat 
packing and poultry industries. The purpose of this notice is to 
solicit comments from the public concerning PSD's information 
collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.73 hours per response.
    Respondents: Livestock auction markets, livestock dealers, packer 
buyers, meat packers, and live poultry dealers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,631.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: Less than 2.5 hours.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 9,035 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.
    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. 2020-25596 Filed 11-18-20; 8:45 am]
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