Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program, 16180-16181 [2021-06225]

Download as PDF 16180 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 57 Friday, March 26, 2021 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–DA–21–0024] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program. The information collected supports the marketing of dairy products and is used to verify compliance with Federal milk marketing regulations. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 25, 2021, to be considered. SUMMARY: Comments should be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking portal: www.regulations.gov. All comments can be viewed at: www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Cryan, Director, Economics Division, USDA/AMS/Dairy Program, STOP 0229—Room 2753, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–0229; roger.cryan@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Dairy Products Mandatory Sales Reporting. OMB Number: 0581–0274. Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2021. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Abstract: Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), as amended, persons engaged in manufacturing dairy products are required to provide to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) certain information, including the price, quantity, and moisture content, where applicable, of dairy products sold by the manufacturer. Manufacturers and other persons storing dairy products must also report to USDA information on the quantity of dairy products stored. This information is used by USDA to help administer Federal programs and is used by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program (7 CFR part 1170), various manufacturer reports are filed electronically on a weekly basis. USDA publishes composites of the information obtained to help industry members make informed marketing decisions regarding dairy products. The information is also used to establish minimum prices for Class III and Class IV milk under Federal milk marketing orders. Additional paper forms are filed by manufacturers on an annual basis to validate participation in the mandatory reporting program. USDA uses the information collected to verify compliance with applicable regulations. Only authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS Dairy Program’s regional and headquarters staff, have access to information provided on the forms. Requesting public comments on the information collection and forms described below is part of the process to obtain approval through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Forms needing OMB approval are contained in OMB No. 0581–0274 and include forms for reporting cheddar cheese price, volume, and moisture content (DY–202 and DY–203); butter price and volume (DY–201); nonfat dry milk price and volume (DY–205); and dry whey price and volume (DY–204). Annual validation information is reported on Forms DA–230 and DA–230–S. Manufacturers and others who are required to file reports under this program must also maintain original records associated with the sale and storage of dairy products for two years and must make those records available to USDA upon request. Manufacturers PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 who produce and annually market less than one million pounds of cheddar cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk, or dry whey are exempt from the reporting requirements for those products. Information collection requirements included in this request for an extension are as follows: (1) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 40-Pound Blocks Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 40-pound blocks. Each reporting entity may report for a single cheddar cheese plant or it may report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 295 hours. (2) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 500-Pound Barrels Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 500-pound barrels. Each reporting entity may report for a single cheddar cheese plant or it may report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 191 hours. (3) Dairy Products Sales, Butter Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Butter manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single butter plant or it may report for more than one butter plant, depending upon how the business is structured. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 18. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 312 hours. (4) Dairy Products Sales, Nonfat Dry Milk Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single NFDM plant or it may report for more than one NFDM plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 26. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 451 hours. (5) Dairy Products Sales, Dry Whey Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each report submitted. Respondents: Dry whey manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single dry whey plant or it may report for more than one dry whey plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 243 hours. Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending upon how the business is structured. AMS may contact manufacturers as necessary to follow up on missing or incomplete reports and ensure that accurate information is provided by manufacturers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the 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 through 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 also become a matter of public record. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06225 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (6) Annual Validation Survey Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per year for each report submitted. Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending upon how the business is structured. Estimated Number of Respondents: 105. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 35 hours. (7) Survey Follow-Up, Verification Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 minutes for each contact from AMS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–FGIS–21–0010] United States Standards for Sorghum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Request for information. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Sorghum under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, AMS invites interested parties to comment on whether the current sorghum standards and grading practices need to be changed. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16181 We will consider comments we receive by June 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. All comments must be submitted through the Federal e-rulemaking portal at https:// www.regulations.gov and should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Instructions for submitting and reading comments are detailed on the site. All comments submitted in response to this notice 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: Loren Almond, USDA AMS; Telephone: (816) 891–0422; email: Loren.L.Almond@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76(a)) grants the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to establish standards for sorghum and other grains regarding kind, class, quality, and condition. The sorghum standards, established by USDA on December 1, 1924, were last revised in 2007 (72 FR 39732) and appear in the USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 810.1401– 810.1405. The standards facilitate sorghum marketing and define U.S. sorghum quality in the domestic and global marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry terms; contain basic principles governing the application of standards, such as the type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; define the basis of determination; and specify grades and grade requirements. Official procedures for determining grading factors are provided in the Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 9, ‘‘Sorghum.’’ Together, the grading standards and official procedures allow buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare sorghum quality using equivalent forms of measurement, and assist in price discovery. FGIS grading and inspection services are provided through a network of Federal, state, and private laboratories that conduct tests to determine the quality and condition of sorghum. These tests are conducted in accordance with applicable standards using approved methodologies and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. Furthermore, the tests yield rapid, reliable, and consistent results. In addition, FGIS-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of DATES: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-DA-21-0024]


Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory 
Reporting Program

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, this 
notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention 
to request an extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting 
Program. The information collected supports the marketing of dairy 
products and is used to verify compliance with Federal milk marketing 
regulations.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 25, 2021, to be 
considered.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted at the Federal eRulemaking 
portal: www.regulations.gov. All comments can be viewed at: 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Cryan, Director, Economics 
Division, USDA/AMS/Dairy Program, STOP 0229--Room 2753, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0229; 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Dairy Products Mandatory Sales Reporting.
    OMB Number: 0581-0274.
    Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2021.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 
1621 et seq.), as amended, persons engaged in manufacturing dairy 
products are required to provide to the Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) certain information, including the price, quantity, and moisture 
content, where applicable, of dairy products sold by the manufacturer. 
Manufacturers and other persons storing dairy products must also report 
to USDA information on the quantity of dairy products stored. This 
information is used by USDA to help administer Federal programs and is 
used by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting 
supplies of milk and milk products.
    Under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program (7 CFR part 
1170), various manufacturer reports are filed electronically on a 
weekly basis. USDA publishes composites of the information obtained to 
help industry members make informed marketing decisions regarding dairy 
products. The information is also used to establish minimum prices for 
Class III and Class IV milk under Federal milk marketing orders. 
Additional paper forms are filed by manufacturers on an annual basis to 
validate participation in the mandatory reporting program. USDA uses 
the information collected to verify compliance with applicable 
regulations.
    Only authorized representatives of USDA, including AMS Dairy 
Program's regional and headquarters staff, have access to information 
provided on the forms.
    Requesting public comments on the information collection and forms 
described below is part of the process to obtain approval through the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Forms needing OMB approval are 
contained in OMB No. 0581-0274 and include forms for reporting cheddar 
cheese price, volume, and moisture content (DY-202 and DY-203); butter 
price and volume (DY-201); nonfat dry milk price and volume (DY-205); 
and dry whey price and volume (DY-204). Annual validation information 
is reported on Forms DA-230 and DA-230-S. Manufacturers and others who 
are required to file reports under this program must also maintain 
original records associated with the sale and storage of dairy products 
for two years and must make those records available to USDA upon 
request. Manufacturers who produce and annually market less than one 
million pounds of cheddar cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk, or dry whey 
are exempt from the reporting requirements for those products.
    Information collection requirements included in this request for an 
extension are as follows:

(1) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 40-Pound Blocks

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 40-pound blocks. Each 
reporting entity may report for a single cheddar cheese plant or it may 
report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon how the 
business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 17.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 295 hours.

(2) Dairy Products Sales, Cheddar Cheese, 500-Pound Barrels

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Cheddar cheese manufacturers of 500-pound barrels. 
Each reporting entity may report for a single cheddar cheese plant or 
it may report for more than one cheddar cheese plant, depending upon 
how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 191 hours.

(3) Dairy Products Sales, Butter

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Butter manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report 
for a single butter plant or it may report for more than one butter 
plant, depending upon how the business is structured.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 312 hours.

(4) Dairy Products Sales, Nonfat Dry Milk

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Nonfat dry milk (NFDM) manufacturers. Each reporting 
entity may report for a single NFDM plant or it may report for more 
than one NFDM plant, depending upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 26.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 451 hours.

(5) Dairy Products Sales, Dry Whey

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per week for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Dry whey manufacturers. Each reporting entity may 
report for a single dry whey plant or it may report for more than one 
dry whey plant, depending upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 243 hours.

(6) Annual Validation Survey

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per year for each 
report submitted.
    Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report 
for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending 
upon how the business is structured.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 105.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 35 hours.

(7) Survey Follow-Up, Verification

    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 5 minutes for each contact from 
AMS.
    Respondents: Dairy manufacturers. Each reporting entity may report 
for a single plant or it may report for more than one plant, depending 
upon how the business is structured. AMS may contact manufacturers as 
necessary to follow up on missing or incomplete reports and ensure that 
accurate information is provided by manufacturers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the 
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 through 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 also become a matter of public record.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-06225 Filed 3-25-21; 8:45 am]
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