Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection, 81444-81445 [2020-27681]

Download as PDF 81444 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 16, 2020 / Notices would be on the west shore near either Skaters Cabin or the West Glacier trailhead parking. • A fenced, upland winter storage area would be constructed adjacent to the existing West Glacier parking. • Commercial (guided) boats on the lake would be allowed under special use authorization with the following stipulations: A maximum capacity of 49 passengers each; use of alternative fuel or low-emissions motors; and a top operating speed to create no or minimal wake. Facility—Remote Glacier visitor area, new: • Four seasonal, relocatable structures and restroom facilities would be installed near the glacier. An accessible trail connecting the dock to the glacier facilities would be constructed and would be extended as the glacier retreats. Trails—West Glacier Spur Trail, new/ expansion: • The existing user-created trail from West Glacier Trail to the glacier visitor area would be upgraded and realigned. A new trail spur trail would link to the existing West Glacier Trail at a higher elevation to create a loop. • Additional parking stalls would be added in the West Glacier Trailhead parking. Visitor Capacity, increase: • Visitor capacity will be increased, with the allocation between commercial and non-commercial users set for the entire MGRA and/or by individual management zones. • Management zone boundaries will be adjusted to group together similar activities and facilities proposed in this project. Preliminary Issues Scoping Comments and the Objection Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the EIS through internal and external input on the issues, impacts, and alternatives to consider. Notifcation will also be sent to the project mailing list and posted on the project website at https:// www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=53780. An open house was held February 20, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska during a previous 30-day scoping period when this project was initiated as an Environmental Assessment. No scoping meeting is planned during this comment period. Written comments submitted during the comment period that began February 18, 2020 do not need to be resubmitted, continue to be considered, and are in the project record. Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR 218 subparts A and B, regarding the project-level predecisional administrative review process, apply to projects and activities implementing land management plans that are not authorized under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. Only individuals or entities who submit timely and specific written comments concerning the project during this or another designated public comment period established by the Responsible Offical will be eligible to file an objection. It is important for reviewers to provide comments at such times and in such a manner to be useful to the agency’s preparation of the EIS. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, anonymous commenters will not gain standing to object as defined in 36 CFR 218.2. Two preliminary issues have been identified based on previous scoping efforts: (1) Proposed developments and increased visitation could cause visual impacts; disturb area fish and wildlife, particularly bears, nesting birds, migratory birds, and fish; and create Nature of Decision To Be Made The Responsible Official will review the no action, the proposed action, other alternatives, and the environmental consequences to make decisions that include: (1) Whether to select the proposed action or another alternative; Possible Alternatives A no action alternative, which represents no change and serves as the baseline for the comparison of action alternatives, will be analyzed. Other alternatives will be developed based on significant issues identified in public comments. Responsible Official The Responsible Official for the decision on this project is the Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest, Federal Building, 648 Mission Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES increased human-bear interactions; and (2) Increased visitation, particularly in areas that have lower use currently, would negatively impact user experience through increased encounters and larger group sizes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Dec 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) whether to increase visitor capacity, including the level of commercial use, of the entire MGRA and/or specific management zones; and (3) mitigation measures and monitoring requirements, which may include an adaptive management strategy. Christine Dawe, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2020–27634 Filed 12–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, 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 request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 16, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0020, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Efax: (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 L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 16, 2020 / Notices instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0020. Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2021. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 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, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are planned for the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production Survey will continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Dec 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 non-aggregated data provided by respondents. Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637– 1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law 106–532. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (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 collection of information is estimated to average approximately 11 minutes per response. This average is based on the 7 different surveys in the information collection: 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 1 annual. The estimated total number of responses is 88,500 annually, with an average annual frequency of 4.37 responses per respondent. NASS will continue to use cover letters to explain the importance and uses of this data series along with how the respondent can access and report their data using the secure internet connection that NASS is using. Respondents: Farms and businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,250. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15,400 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81445 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, December 4, 2020. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–27681 Filed 12–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service [Docket No. RBS–20–BUSINESS–0036] Notice of Solicitation for Inviting Applications for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2021 Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice is to invite applications for loans and grants under the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) for fiscal year (FY) 2021, subject to the availability of funding. This notice is being issued in order to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare and submit their applications, and give the Agency time to process applications within FY 2021. Successful applications will be selected by the Agency for funding and subsequently awarded to the extent that funding may ultimately be made available through appropriations. RMAP provides the following types of support: Loan only, combination loan and technical assistance grant, and subsequent technical assistance grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDO). An announcement on the website at https:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/noticessolicitation-applications-nosas will identify the amount of funding received in the appropriations. All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications or costs incurred prior to the obligation date. DATES: The deadline for completed applications to be received in the USDA Rural Development State Office for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 242 (Wednesday, December 16, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27681]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an 
Information Collection

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, 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 request approval to revise and extend a currently 
approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. 
Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of 
the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 16, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535-
0020, by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include docket number 
above in the subject line of the message.
     Efax: (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 L. Barnes, Associate 
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, (202) 720-4333. Copies of this information 
collection and related

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instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS 
Clearance Officer, at (202) 690-2388 or at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 0535-0020.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2021.
    Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved 
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, farm numbers, land values, 
on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the 
Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic 
agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy 
products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data 
are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and 
condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. 
Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal 
programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting 
supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are planned for 
the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production Survey will 
continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) 
and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be 
published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of cows 
milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey 
months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, 
regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued 
the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by 
the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the 
Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) 
of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.
    Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted 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.
    Mandatory dairy product information reporting is based on the 
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the Dairy Market 
Enhancement Act of 2000 and the Farm Security and Rural Development Act 
of 2002 (U.S.C. 1637-1637b). This program requires each manufacturer to 
report to USDA the price, quantity, and moisture content of dairy 
products sold and each entity storing dairy products to report 
information on the quantity of dairy products stored. Any manufacturer 
that processes, markets, or stores less than 1,000,000 pounds of dairy 
products per year is exempt. USDA is required to maintain information, 
statistics, or documents obtained under these Acts in a manner that 
ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of 
persons and proprietary business information, subject to verification 
by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) under Public Law 106-532. 
This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (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 collection of 
information is estimated to average approximately 11 minutes per 
response. This average is based on the 7 different surveys in the 
information collection: 2 monthly, 4 quarterly, and 1 annual. The 
estimated total number of responses is 88,500 annually, with an average 
annual frequency of 4.37 responses per respondent. NASS will continue 
to use cover letters to explain the importance and uses of this data 
series along with how the respondent can access and report their data 
using the secure internet connection that NASS is using.
    Respondents: Farms and businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,250.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15,400 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, December 4, 2020.
Kevin L. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2020-27681 Filed 12-15-20; 8:45 am]
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