Notice of Request for a New Collection To Populate an Agritourism Directory, 74972-74973 [2020-25774]

Download as PDF 74972 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 227 Tuesday, November 24, 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–TM–20–0090] Notice of Request for a New Collection To Populate an Agritourism Directory Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: New collection. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval of a new collection, entitled: Agritourism Directory, from the Office of Management and Budget. Upon approval, we request that this collection be merged into OMB 0581– 0169, Local Food Directories and Survey, which was approved January 29, 2020. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 25, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or mail to Edward Ragland, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1090 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250–0269. All comments should be identified with the docket number (AMS–TM–20– 0090), the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, online at http:// www.regulations.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Ragland, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1090 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250–0269; Tel. 202– 720–8317. Comments should reference Docket No. AMS–TM–20–0090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Direct Marketing Title: Agritourism Directory. OMB Number: 0581–New. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval. Type of Request: New collection for new directory. Abstract: Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), AMS is responsible for conducting research to enhance market access for small and medium sized farmers. The role of the Marketing Services Division (MSD) of AMS is to facilitate distribution of U.S. agricultural products. The division identifies marketing opportunities, provides analysis to help take advantage of those opportunities and develops and evaluates strategies including methods to diversify farming operations of direct from farm-to-customer enterprises. Definitions are listed below for the following terms used by AMS for the purposes of the Agritourism Directory: Agritourism directory, a working farm, ranch, aquaculture and agroforestry. An agritourism directory is a list of working farms, ranches, aquaculture and agroforestry operations that provide education and recreation opportunities, active-involvement experiences (e.g., farming activities, processing), as well as retailing and hospitality (e.g., accommodations, dining) facilities and services for the enjoyment of visitors that generate supplemental income, create and grow farm product markets i.e., for local foods, and build understanding of agriculture. A working farm, ranch, aquaculture or agroforestry operation is defined as an area of land and buildings, or water (ponds, lakes, rivers, oceans), including within and around cities, that is currently being utilized to raise and grow domesticated animals, plants, trees, and freshwater and marine fish and shellfish, for food and beverages, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, meats, dairy products, oils, cereals, fish and shellfish, and products for direct sales to customers, and/or immediate consumption or enjoyment of PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 customers, that are grown or processed there (e.g., Christmas trees, pinyon seeds, ginseng, wool, wine, beer, cheeses, nursery plants). This information will be used to build an agritourism directory describing the characteristics of agritourism operations on working farms. Topic areas in the survey: —Characteristics of agritourism business —contact information —types of products sold —location of the business —operation schedule —activities Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.167 hours per response. Respondents: Operators of agritourism enterprises on working farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 200. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: .02. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 33.4 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. Comments may be sent to the following addresses: • Mail: Edward Ragland, Marketing Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1090 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250– 0269. • Internet: www.regulations.gov. All written comments should be identified with the docket number E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / Notices AMS–TM–20–0090. It is our intention to have all comments, whether submitted by mail or internet, available for viewing on the Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov) internet site. The information collected is to be used only by authorized employees of the USDA, AMS. 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. 2020–25774 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES November 19, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to 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; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by December 24, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Foreign Agricultural Service Title: Quality Samples Program. OMB Control Number: 0551–0047. Summary of Collection: The Quality Samples Program is authorized by Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, 15 U.S.C. 714c (f), which became effective on November 15, 1999. Section 5 provides that in the fulfillment of its purposes and in carrying out its annual budget programs submitted to and approved by the Congress pursuant to Chapter 91 of Title 31, the Corporation is authorized to use its general powers only to export or cause to be exported, or aid in the development of foreign markets for, agricultural commodities (other than tobacco), including fish and fish products, without regard to whether such fish are harvested in aquacultural operations. By this authority the program pays for U.S. commodity samples and shipping to foreign ports in order to demonstrate the quality of the U.S. product to industrial users who are unfamiliar with the product. Need and Use of the Information: Under the USDA Quality Samples Program, information will be gathered from applicants desiring to receive grants under the program to determine the viability of request for resources to implement activities in foreign countries. The collected information will be used to develop effective grant agreements and assure that statutory requirements and program objectives are met. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 10. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,200. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–25924 Filed 11–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Request for a Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74973 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM– 102) Program based on current program levels and participants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 25, 2021 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments, identified by the OMB Control number 0551–004, as requested in this document. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Juan McCoy, Director, Credit Programs Division, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1025, STOP 1025; or by email at Juan.McCoy@usda.gov; or by telephone at (202) 720–0370. Comments will be available for inspection online and posted without change, including any personal information, at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juan McCoy, Director, Credit Programs Division, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250–1025, telephone (202) 720– 0370. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM–102) Program. OMB Number: 0551–0004. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2021. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the GSM–102 program is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by making available export credit guarantees to encourage U.S. private sector financing of foreign purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities on credit terms. The CCC currently has programs operating in at least 144 countries and regions with 167 exporters eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR part 1493, exporters, foreign banks, and U.S. banks are required to submit SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 24, 2020 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-TM-20-0090]


Notice of Request for a New Collection To Populate an Agritourism 
Directory

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: New collection.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention 
to request approval of a new collection, entitled: Agritourism 
Directory, from the Office of Management and Budget. Upon approval, we 
request that this collection be merged into OMB 0581-0169, Local Food 
Directories and Survey, which was approved January 29, 2020.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 25, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this notice. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov 
or mail to Edward Ragland, Marketing Services Division, Transportation 
and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1090 South Building, Ag 
Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250-0269.
    All comments should be identified with the docket number (AMS-TM-
20-0090), the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal 
Register. All comments received will be posted without change, 
including any personal information provided, online at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Ragland, Marketing Services 
Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, 
Room 1090 South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250-0269; Tel. 
202-720-8317. Comments should reference Docket No. AMS-TM-20-0090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Direct Marketing

    Title: Agritourism Directory.
    OMB Number: 0581-New.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval.
    Type of Request: New collection for new directory.
    Abstract: Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended 
(7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), AMS is responsible for conducting research to 
enhance market access for small and medium sized farmers. The role of 
the Marketing Services Division (MSD) of AMS is to facilitate 
distribution of U.S. agricultural products. The division identifies 
marketing opportunities, provides analysis to help take advantage of 
those opportunities and develops and evaluates strategies including 
methods to diversify farming operations of direct from farm-to-customer 
enterprises.
    Definitions are listed below for the following terms used by AMS 
for the purposes of the Agritourism Directory: Agritourism directory, a 
working farm, ranch, aquaculture and agroforestry.
    An agritourism directory is a list of working farms, ranches, 
aquaculture and agroforestry operations that provide education and 
recreation opportunities, active-involvement experiences (e.g., farming 
activities, processing), as well as retailing and hospitality (e.g., 
accommodations, dining) facilities and services for the enjoyment of 
visitors that generate supplemental income, create and grow farm 
product markets i.e., for local foods, and build understanding of 
agriculture.
    A working farm, ranch, aquaculture or agroforestry operation is 
defined as an area of land and buildings, or water (ponds, lakes, 
rivers, oceans), including within and around cities, that is currently 
being utilized to raise and grow domesticated animals, plants, trees, 
and freshwater and marine fish and shellfish, for food and beverages, 
including vegetables, fruits, herbs, meats, dairy products, oils, 
cereals, fish and shellfish, and products for direct sales to 
customers, and/or immediate consumption or enjoyment of customers, that 
are grown or processed there (e.g., Christmas trees, pinyon seeds, 
ginseng, wool, wine, beer, cheeses, nursery plants).
    This information will be used to build an agritourism directory 
describing the characteristics of agritourism operations on working 
farms.
    Topic areas in the survey:

--Characteristics of agritourism business
--contact information
--types of products sold
--location of the business
--operation schedule
--activities

    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.167 hours per response.
    Respondents: Operators of agritourism enterprises on working farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 200.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: .02.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 33.4 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. Comments may be sent to the following 
addresses:
     Mail: Edward Ragland, Marketing Services Division, 
Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 1090 
South Building, Ag Stop 0269, Washington, DC 20250-0269.
     Internet: www.regulations.gov.
    All written comments should be identified with the docket number

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AMS-TM-20-0090. It is our intention to have all comments, whether 
submitted by mail or internet, available for viewing on the 
Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov) internet site.
    The information collected is to be used only by authorized 
employees of the USDA, AMS.
    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. 2020-25774 Filed 11-23-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P